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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!

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ACYC Small Grants Program

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The Arts Council of York County is a sub-granting site for the South Carolina Arts Commission. York County artists, nonprofit 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 Lori Robishaw at least 10 days prior to submitting the completed application.

Applications are judged by a Small Grants committee made up of community members. Due to the highly competitive process, awards are made based on quality, impact, appeal, and adherence to guidelines. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss the proposed project with Lori Robishaw prior to the application deadline. Please contact Lori 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.​ Applications will not be accepted via email.

For questions about Small Grants or to have your application reviewed please contact:
Lori Robishaw, Executive Director, lrobishaw@yorkcountyarts.org.

 

APPLICANT INFORMATION

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Applicant 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 ACTIVITIES PERIOD: January - March | Due Date: December 1, 5:00 PM
GRANT ACTIVITIES PERIOD: April - June | Due Date: March 1, 5:00 PM
GRANT ACTIVITIES PERIOD: July - September | Due Date: June 1, 5:00 PM
GRANT ACTIVITIES 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 Small Grants committee members who will be judging the applications.​

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

  • Consult with Lori Robishaw 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 Small Grants committee may ask. In preparing for the interview, applicants should assume that committee 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.

  • ​Applications will not be accepted via email.

 
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Guidelines and Application

Please download the Grant Guidelines for complete information.

FOR APPLICANTS

Small Grants Guidelines (rev. 7/29/2022) (PDF)

Small Grants Application (rev. 7/29/2022) (Editable PDF)

Small Grants Application SAMPLE (rev. 7/29/2022) (PDF)

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, etc.) 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 Sessions

REGISTER | Informational Session Registration (FREE)

Are you interested in applying for a Small Grant through the Arts Council of York County? Join the Arts Council for an hourlong informational session 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. ​If you are not yet in our system, we ask you to please register before you reserve your space.

2022 DATES

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 | 12 - 1 PM

​Via Zoom | Link will be emailed to registrants an hour before the event is scheduled to take place.​

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 | 6 - 7 PM

​In Person | Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730​

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RECIPIENT INFORMATION

 
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Information & Final Reports

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 & Final Report

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

Small Grants Information Packet (rev. 7/29/2022) (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. 7/29/2022) (Editable PDF). 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.

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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

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The Arts Council of York County is pleased to announce the allocation of Small Grant awards for the first quarter of the 2022 - 2023 fiscal year. Small Grants are available to individual artists, and nonprofit organizations 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 receive up to two grants each calendar year. Maximum grants are typically $1,000 with the Small Grants committee reserving the right to occasionally award larger grants at their discretion.

$700

Nicki Degeneffe

Artist Fees

$1,000

Magnolia Memory Care, Inc.

Art Therapy Program

$1,500

Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra

Family and Educational Concerts

$1,200

South Pointe Consolodated Booster Club - Theatre

Curtains

$1,000

Winthrop University DiGiorgio Student Union

Drag WU

$600

Friday Arts Project

Art Party

$700

Old Town Association

Old Town Theatre Company

$700

Bethany Salisbury

Fine Arts Exhibition

$700

Emilice Vener

Twilight Turnup

$700

York County Library

Winter Reading Program

 
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Total Allocations this quarter: $8,800

The next deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 5 PM for programs occurring in January, February, and/or March of 2023. Prospective applicants MUST discuss the proposed project with Lori Robishaw, 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.

In addition to support from the Arts Council of York County, 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 South Carolina and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.