Nominations Due for Highest Arts Honors
The S.C. Arts Commission is accepting nominations through Dec. 16 for the 2014 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts
and the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards
. The Verner awards are the state's highest honor in the arts, presented to businesses, organizations and individuals for their achievement in or contributions to the advancement of the arts. Created by the state legislature to recognize lifetime achievement in the traditional arts, the Folk Heritage Award is presented in partnership with USC's McKissick Museum to practitioners and advocates of traditional arts significant to communities throughout the state.
Grants for Artist Entrepreneurs Available
The S.C. Artists' Ventures Initiative (AVI) Grant program is designed to encourage and enable the creation of new artist-driven, arts-based business ventures that will provide career satisfaction and sustainability for South Carolina artists. Individuals and collaboratives may apply for up to $5,000 to launch a new venture or significantly alter an existing venture. The two-part application process begins with letters of intent due Dec. 13; selected applicants will be invited to develop a full grant proposal.... Read more >>