2013 - 2014 Third Quarter Small Grants Awarded

January 7, 2014

The Arts Council of York County is pleased to announce the allocation of Small Grants awards for the third quarter of the 2013-2014 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 an arts discipline and make such excellence 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:

Carolina Crown, Inc. | $1,000

The Carolina Crown HonorBAND is an affiliate program of the 2013 Drum Corps International (DCI) Champion Carolina Crown drum corps. The HonorBAND program brings together 80 of York County’s finest middle school musicians for two days of learning and sharing with peer students from other schools within the county. Carolina Crown selects event clinicians/conductors from some of the most acclaimed middle school, high school, and college educators from across the southeast. Students audition for placement in the HonorBAND. Those accepted earn a spot in the HonorBAND, and participate in the two-day clinic. The event culminates with a free performance at Nation Ford High School, to be held on January 29, 2014. This grant will offset the costs associated with the two-day clinic. http://www.carolinacrown.org/


Culture & Heritage Museums| $500

The Culture & Heritage Museums will open a new exhibit at the Museum of York County that will be on display from January through August of 2014. This exhibit showcases the coursework of students taking the Comparative Anatomy Illustration Course at Winthrop University. Class instructor, Dave Brown, utilizes the Naturalist Center at the museum for specimen observation and sketching.


The exhibit will feature sketches, final illustrations, and sculptures created by each student during the course, with special representations of mammalian anatomy as inspired by their museum visits, with panels introducing the exhibit and detailing the work. Two additional panels will be created by artist, Matt Andrews. This grant will help to cover the cost of the graphic panels and supplies needed for the installation. http://chmuseums.org/


Friday Arts Project | $1,000

The Friday Arts Project is conducting its third annual arts forum January 31 - February 1, 2014. This year’s tackles Truth, and is entitled, “Dazzle Gradually: The Allure of Poetic Truth-Bearing.” The title is inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Tell All the Truth.” The Friday Arts Project’s forum will focus on the way poetry, story-telling and narrative bears truth to challenge and invites positive change. This grant will help to cover the cost of the guest speaker and operational costs.  http://www.fridayartsproject.org/


Northwestern High School | $1,000

Northwestern High School is producing the musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown during the spring of 2014. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical based on the characters created by Charles M. Schultz in his comic strip, Peanuts. This grant will help to cover the cost of royalties to Tams Whitmark, Music Library, Inc. and to cover the publicity costs involved with promotion of the production.


Sullivan Middle School | $1,000

Sullivan Middle School is bringing the Chamber Theater Ensemble group to perform a a series of plays for their eighth grade students, including Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” W. W. Jacobs’ “The Monkey’s Paw,” Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” and Maupassant’s “The Necklace.” Sullivan Middle will extend an invitation to the remaining four middle schools in Rock Hill School District Three to attend. The short plays will help address the Common Core State Standard Reading Literature 8.7: “Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.”


WFBK/Spirit Broadcasting | $750

WFBK is a non-profit, public radio station based in Fort Mill, SC, established in 2012. WFBK has been awarded this Small grant in order to secure the equipment necessary to record live cultural music events for broadcast on the station. These recordings will be offered to SCETV Radio and NPR radio stations for wider broadcast coverage. By broadcasting local concerts, WFBK strives to bring an increased awareness and attendance to events happening in York County, SC.  http://wfbk.org/



Total Allocations this Quarter: $5,500


To review guidelines, visit the Grants page under the The Arts heading. The next deadline is Monday, March3, 2014 for programs occurring in April, May, and June of 2014.


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.


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