Small Arts Grants Deadline June 1

ROCK HILL, SC – The Arts Council of York County offers small grants to individual artists, non-profit organizations and schools throughout York County to help support projects of high artistic quality. Small grants are designed to support small or pilot arts activities to new and developing programs or organizations. Special arts projects that develop during the year are also eligible for small grants. The deadline to apply for programs occurring July-September 2017 is 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Previous grant recipients include: Don’t Sweat It FEST (music and art festival), Rock Hill Sports Commission (sculptural mural), Rock Hill Community Theatre (musical), and Ag + Art Tour of York County (the nation’s largest free farm and art tour), Juneteenth Celebration (storytelling), and Rock Hill Parks Recreation, and Tourism (youth art exhibit).

Organizations and individual artists may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants in a calendar year. Prospective applicants MUST discuss the proposed project with the Executive Director at least 10 days in advance of the application deadline date. Information and applications are available through the Arts Council at 803-328-2787, or on the Arts Council's website at www.yorkcountyarts.org.

This small grants program is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission (which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts), the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation, and Comporium Communications.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill – South Carolina’s first state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or visit our webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.