GRANTS

The Arts Council of York County is a sub-granting site for the South Carolina Arts Commission. We encourage all York County artists to take advantage of these grant opportunities!
ACYC Small Grants Program

The Arts Council of York County is a sub-granting site for the South Carolina Arts Commission. York County artists, schools, non-profit organizations and units of government are encouraged to apply for quarterly small grants to support projects of high artistic quality.


Small grants are designed primarily to provide support to small or pilot arts activities, to new developing programs or organizations, or to special art projects that develop during the year. Organizations and individual artists residing in York County, SC may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants each calendar year.  

  • Please read all guidelines prior to submitting an application.

  • Schedule an appointment with or email a draft to Reba Bowens at least 10 days prior to submitting the completed application.



Applications are judged by a panel of volunteers. Due to the highly competitive process, awards are made based on quality, impact, appeal and adherence to guidelines. Prospective applicants MUST discuss the proposed project with the Reba Bowens prior to the application deadline. Please contact the Reba at least 10 days in advance of the deadline date. Applications with errors, unbalanced budgets and lack of support material may not be considered for support. Corrections WILL NOT be made once the application has been submitted.

 

The Arts Council will only accept applications beginning 1 week prior to each deadline through 5 PM on the date of the deadline. Should the deadline fall on a holiday or weekend, grant applications are due the last business day prior to the deadline. This is a hard delivery deadline. It is not a postmark deadline.

For questions about Small Grants or to have your application reviewed please contact:
Reba Bowens, Interim Associate Director for Operations and Membership, rbowens@yorkcountyarts.org



APPLICANT INFORMATION

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Should the deadline fall on a holiday or weekend, grant applications are due the last business day prior to the deadline. This is a hard delivery deadline. It is NOT a postmark deadline.

GRANT PERIOD: January - March | Due Date: December 1, 5:00 PM
GRANT PERIOD: April - June | Due Date: March 1, 5:00 PM
GRANT PERIOD: July - September | Due Date: June 1, 5:00 PM
GRANT PERIOD: October - December | Due Date: September 1, 5:00 PM

  • Please be aware: applying for Small Grants is a competitive process. There is always more demand for funding than there are available funds. It is imperative that you submit a complete application and prepare for a 10-minute interview with the panel members who will be judging the applications.

  • Applications must be complete and include bios/resumes and any other information that would make the application stronger. When available, include budget narrative, partners, confirmed dates/ locations, and itemized expenses. Check your work.

  • Consult with the Reba Bowens in advance and submit the application for review prior to the deadline to verify that the application has been completed correctly and in full.

  • Do NOT place the Small Grant Application or accompanying materials in binders or folders. Staple or use a binder clip to secure the materials together. 

  • Be prepared for a personal interview and any questions the panel may ask. In preparing for the interview, applicants should assume that panel members do not know their background, or any details of the proposed project. During the interview, applicants must be familiar with the guidelines and application itself.

  • Submitting a correctly completed application and arriving prepared for the interview will assure that your application receives the highest marks and the largest funding for the quarter. 

  • Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

GUIDELINES and APPLICATION

Please download the Grant Guidelines for complete information.

FOR APPLICANTS

Small Grants Guidelines (rev. 9/15/2020) (PDF Format)

Small Grants Application (Editable PDF Format)

Small Grants Application SAMPLE (rev. 9/15/2020) (PDF Format)

PLEASE NOTE

•  The Small Grants Application and Final Report forms are interactive PDFs. Be sure to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Do you need Acrobat Reader? Get it here. 

The Small Grants Application and Small Grants Final Report documents must be downloaded to your computer and edited using Adobe Reader. •  Editing the documents in a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Safari...) will yield errors in the document. Changes to the documents cannot be saved to your computer. Please print the completed forms and sign before submitting.

INFORMATIONAL WEBINARS

Are you interested in applying for a Small Grant through the Arts Council of York County? Join the ACYC for an hourlong informational webinar during which we will discuss the organizations and projects that are eligible for a grant, go over the application and granting process, and answer any questions you may have. 

  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2021 | 12 - 1 PM

  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021 | 6 - 7 PM

A Google Meet link will be emailed to registrants in advance of the webinar.

REGISTER | ACYC Tickets

RECIPIENT INFORMATION

​​FINAL REPORT DEADLINES

Final reports are must be submitted to the Arts Council of York County no more than 30 days past the project date for which the Small Grant was awarded. 

Should the deadline fall on a holiday or weekend, the final reports are due the last business day prior to the deadline. This is a hard delivery deadline. It is NOT a postmark deadline.

INFORMATION PACKET and FINAL REPORT

Please download the latest Information Packet and Final Report for complete information.

Small Grants Information Packet (rev. 1/28/2019) (PDF Format)

Includes publicity credit information, sample press release and letter to the legislators, as well as a list of legislators

LOGOS

•  Grantees may download the Arts Council of York County logos from our Dropbox folder.

•  The Arts Council's official stacked and horizontal versions are available in several formats in this folder. Should you need a version of the logo that has not been made available in the logo kit, please contact the Arts Council at arts@yorkcountyarts.org.

•  You may not alter the Arts Council's logos in any way. Versions have been included for use in print materials (CMYK, 300dpi) as well as for digital (RGB, 72dpi) use.

•  Please download the South Carolina Arts Commission logo from their Press Kit webpage HERE.

Small Grants Final Report Form (rev. 2/5/2019) (Editable PDF Format)

W-9 Form (rev. 10/2018) (PDF Format)

  • Small Grant Recipients are required to fill out a W9 if their award is $600 or more.



 

PLEASE NOTE

•  The Small Grants Application and Final Report forms are interactive PDFs. Be sure to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Do you need Acrobat Reader? Get it here. 

The Small Grants Application and Small Grants Final Report documents must be downloaded to your computer and edited using Adobe Reader. •  Editing the documents in a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Safari...) will yield errors in the document. Changes to the documents cannot be saved to your computer. Please print the completed forms and sign before submitting.

 
Recent Small Grant Recipients

The Arts Council of York County is pleased to announce the allocation of Small Grant awards for the fourth quarter of the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Small Grants are available to individual artists, non-profit organizations, teachers and schools throughout York County. These grants are designed to support specific arts activities that promote the individual artist’s professional development or career advancement and/or to support a wide variety of quality arts projects and programs that promote excellence in arts disciplines and make such disciplines accessible for general community-wide audiences.

 

Organizations and individual artists residing in York County, SC may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants each calendar year.

 

Recipients include:

Lisa Bzowski | $500

Children’s Book

Explore the wonder of Rock Hill through the eyes of a child, her dog, and her mother in Lisa Bzowski’s debut children’s book. This tale begins at Winthrop University, and continues with stops at the Rock Hill Farmers Market, Fountain Park, the Gettys Art Center, and Glencairn Garden. Through her story, Bzowski hopes to encourage families to explore their own communities. This Small Grant will help with artistic and publication costs.

 

Total Allocations This Quarter: $500

The next deadline is Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5 PM for programs occurring in April, May, and/or June 2021. Prospective applicants MUST discuss the proposed project with the Executive Director at least 10 days in advance of the application deadline date. Should the deadline fall on a holiday or weekend, grant applications are due the last business day prior to the deadline.

 

The Small Grants subgranting program is funded in part by a generous award from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, the SC Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Comporium.

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The Arts Council of York County is headquartered in Old Town Rock Hill. Downtown Rock Hill is a state-recognized Cultural District in South Carolina.

 

Support for this project is provided by the SC Arts Commission (which receives funding from the NEA), Rock Hill Accommodations Tax Grant Fund, York County Accommodations & Hospitality Tax,  the ACYC Annual Campaign, and Comporium Communications.  For visitors information including lodging, contact the York County Visitors Center at 888-702-1320. 

 

The Arts Council of York County received a Bridge Grant from South Carolina Humanities, www.schumanities.org. Funding for the Bridge Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and EconomicSecurity (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

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