Small Arts Grants Deadline December 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 art projects that develop during the year are also eligible for small grants. The deadline to apply for programs occurring January – March 2020 is Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM. This is a hard delivery deadline. It is not a postmark deadline. Should the deadline fall on a holiday or weekend, grant applications are due the last business day prior to the deadline.

Previous grant recipients include Ashley Beard (professional development workshop), ChristmasVille (large-scale, custom artwork), Clinton College (winter holiday concert), Friday Arts Project (Art Party), Michael Gentry (Concerts at the Courtroom), Old Town Theatre Company (Sleepy Hollow), York County Library (winter reading program), York Economic Development Corporation (Yorkville Literary Festival) .

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. The Arts Council will only accept applications beginning 1 week prior to each deadline through 5 PM on the date of the deadline. Information and applications are available through the Arts Council at (803)328-2787, or on the Arts Council's website at www.yorkcountyarts.org/grants.

This small grants program is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and 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, a 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