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Grants to South Carolina and Georgia Artists in
Eligible Counties for the Creation of New Arts Projects

Project Grant to Individual Artists

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Greater Augusta Arts Council

Conf. Date:

03/04/22

Deadline Date:

05/20/22 3:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $3,000 to South Carolina and Georgia individual professional artists to develop new arts projects. Funding is intended to promote the creation of new art in a wide range of disciplines in areas where the arts are not usually supported by public funding. Eligible applicants reside in the Georgia counties of Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes; or in Aiken, Edgefield, and McCormick Counties in South Carolina.

Eligible projects may include providing presentations, workshops, and/or the creation of artwork with tangible outcomes. (If something is tangible, it is clear enough or definite enough to be easily seen, felt, or noticed.) 

Eligible expenses include project-specific materials, and stipends to the artist creating the artwork [the applicant], employees, or contracted workers for time spent in creating and/or presenting the proposed artwork.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 202020

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000

Term of Contract:

Funding must be used within the fiscal year July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for funding:
- Be a professional artist. The Greater Augusta Arts Council Project Grants to Individual Artists Program defines a professional artist as an individual generally recognized by his/her peers, critics, or other professionals as committed to producing art on a regular basis. Artists meeting this criterion are typically paid for their work, earning a portion of their living from their creative work.
- Be 18 years old or older.
- Students pursuing ANY degree are NOT eligible.
- Applicant has at least a two-year history of public engagement (performance), presentation (visual arts), or publication.
- Be the lead artist in every aspect of her/his proposed project.
- Applicants cannot be disbarred, suspended, or have any other exclusions or disqualifications from receiving federal funding.
- Be a US citizen with a social security number that will be provided upon notification of a grant award (on a W-9 form).
- Maintain a residence in the CSRA and expect to do so through the grant period.

The CSRA, for the purposes of this grant program, includes the following GA/SC Counties:
- Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes (GA)
- Aiken, Edgefield, and McCormick (SC)

For this project grant, public art with physical alterations of public spaces (murals, sculptures, etc.) will not be considered.

Support to individuals may not include honorifics or fellowships, or other forms of funding for financial hardship, including but not limited to rent or food assistance or the general operating expenses of individual artists.

Grants will not be awarded to two or more parties for the same project, program, etc. Collaborative efforts will need to determine one eligible lead artist to be the applicant who will be responsible for the application, disbursement of funds to partners, and required reporting on the progress of the project if awarded.

For information about unallowable costs, see:
https://augustaarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/GUIDELINES_project_grant_to_artists.pdf#page=9

Pre-proposal Conference:

An application webinar was held on Friday, March 4, 2022.

In addition, to ensure optimal presentation of the proposed project in the application, it is recommended that applicants attend Friday Office Hours for Q&A sessions: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89693894880?pwd=ZElXQS84c2lkSEphOUpoL0syY3IrQT09

Hours:
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Every Friday
March 11 – May 1, 2022

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Application opens: April 1, 2022
- Early review deadline: May 5, 2022, at 3:00 pm
- Final deadline: May 20, 2022, at 3:00 pm
- Announcement of awards: by June 15, 2022
- Earliest date for funded activities to begin: July 1, 2022
- Latest date for funded activities to end: June 30, 2023
- Final report due: within 30 days of completing the awarded project.

Artists may apply only once.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfcentralsavannah

Please address any questions to Denise Tucker, Project Assistant, at projects@augustaarts.com or 706-826-4702.

Greater Augusta Arts Council
1301 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30904
info@augustaarts.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia: Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes Counties;   South Carolina: Aiken, Edgefield, and McCormick Counties

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