Tuning Up: Fellowship opportunities + S.C. Arts Awards

Good morning! 

“Tuning Up” is a morning post series where The Hub delivers curated, quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order…


Forgive us if this is a little self-indulgent, but we have some reminders for you today.

We’re looking for some jolly good fellows.

Individual Artist Fellowships recognize and reward the artistic achievements of South Carolina’s exceptional individual artists. Fellowship awards of $5,000 are made through a highly competitive, anonymous process and are based on artistic excellence only. The fellowship awards bring recognition that may open doors to other resources and employment opportunities. (There is a long list of accomplished fellowship recipients here.)

Applications are now open for FY2020. The disciplines in the rotation are:

  • Visual Arts
  • Craft
  • Music: Composition
  • Music: Performance

Each category will have one recipient if enough applications are received.


Recognize outstanding achievement in the arts

Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts

These annual awards honor South Carolina arts organizations, patrons, artists, members of the business community, and government entities who maximize their roles as innovators, supporters and advocates of the arts.

Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards

Also presented annually, these awards honor practitioners and advocates of traditional arts significant to communities throughout the state. Up to four artists and one advocate may receive awards each year. These awards are in partnership with the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum.


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