Fellowships recognize and reward the artistic achievements of South Carolina's exceptional individual artists. Fellowship awards are made through a highly competitive, anonymous process and are based on artistic excellence only. The fellowship awards bring recognition that may open doors to other resources and employment opportunities.
New This Year
The fellowships application process is now an online submission through Submittable. No paper applications will be accepted.
- be a legal resident of the U.S. and S.C. with a permanent residence in the state for two years prior to the application date and throughout the fellowship period;
- be a practicing individual artist (duos, collaborative works, and other ensembles are not eligible);
- not be a degree-seeking, full-time student during the award period;
- be 18 years of age or older at the time of application.
There is a limit of three fellowships in an artist’s career and a period of ineligibility of 10 years after the first fellowship is awarded. Artists who received fellowships prior to the 2007-2008 fiscal year (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008) are now eligible to apply.
Fellows may not receive any other S.C. Arts Commission grant awards during their fellowship year.
An artist may apply in more than one category, but is only eligible to receive one fellowship. If applying in more than one category, a different body of work must be submitted for each category.
Deadline: November 1, 2016. Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m.
FY (Fiscal Year) 2018 Award Categories
- 1 award in Visual Arts
- 1 award in Craft
- 2 awards in Media:
- Media: Production
- Media: Screenwriting
Award: $5,000 per fellowship. There are no restrictions on the use of fellowship funds. Fellowship awards are considered taxable income in S.C.