The funding priority of the arts organizations quarterly project grant program is given to projects that strongly consider the affect the project will have in the community: projects that provide a consistent funding mechanism for the arts and cultural organizations regarding payments to artists and artist-related costs; projects that promote cultural tourism by supporting special efforts to entice visitors to include arts activities in their Greenville itineraries; projects that advance the artistic, administrative and organizational capacity of the arts/cultural organizations; projects that ensure access to the arts for all residents and visitors; projects that help stimulate economic and community development through the arts; and projects that emphasize arts programming that develop and/or attract new arts audiences. Expenses considered are artist fees, production or exhibition-related costs and marketing and promotion campaigns. Consideration of an organizations’ staff or overhead expenses, if included, will be decided on a case-to-case basis.
Applicants must satisfy ALL eligibility requirements as follows:
Be a unit of government or charitable organization with current registration from the Office of the Secretary of State of South Carolina;
Be located in and serving the residents of Greenville County;
Show the ability to collect the required matching funds.
Funding Range, Restrictions + Match
Applicants who have outstanding MAC project support activities or reports are ineligible to apply for funds until all previously awarded grant requirements have been completed and approved. No more than two grants may be awarded to an applicant within one fiscal/calendar year. A 2:1 match is required of which no more than 33% of total costs may be met by in-kind contributions (see budget page for more information). A single project cannot be funded from two separate quarterly grants. Project support grant applications from organizations receiving General Operating Support (GOS) funding will be given lower priority – these GOS organizations are encouraged instead to be a collaborating partner in a project grant application made by another organization.
Applications must be postmarked or delivered to the MAC office by 5 PM of the deadline date. If the deadline occurs on a holiday or weekend, the next business day becomes the default deadline date. No late, faxed or emailed applications may be accepted.
1st Q: Wednesday, February 15
May – July, 2017 (project’s initiation date range) 2nd Q: Monday, May 15 August – October, 2016(project’s initiation date range) 3rd Q: Tuesday, August 15 November, 2016 – January, 2017 (project’s initiation date range) 4th Q: Wednesday, November 15
February – April, 2017 (project’s initiation date range)
You will need to mail or bring in an original application along with 9 stapled copies (10 total) – see Guidelines section of application.
Click on the link below, then click on the download icon to save it to your computer. The application will be a PDF document. To have an application emailed to you, contact MAC.