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Enrich Greenville's Culture with Us

Greenville's art scene is as beautiful and diverse as its people.

We're home to clay makers, dancers, musicians, painters, actors, poets, sculptors, and a kaleidoscope of others. Individual artists, collectives, and organizations of all sizes are shaping Greenville into an arts and culture hub.

MAC exists to stimulate and support this thriving arts scene and help more people enjoy and appreciate it.

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Who We Serve

Your donation goes further than you might expect!

At MAC, we believe solo artists are as vital to our cultural fabric as large concert halls. An African drum ensemble does as much to make Greenville remarkable as a breakdance crew. 

Artistic expression comes in all sizes and styles, and it all makes up the patchwork of our dynamic art scene. 

That's why we're committed to equitable distribution of support. Donations to MAC are used to provide grants and other vital services to…

  • Individual artists
  • Collectives
  • Organizations
  • Schools (SmartARTS)

Elevating the Arts & Art Appreciation in Greenville

MAC partners with donors to serve the arts community in four primary ways.

Support

MAC awards grants to support individual artists, arts organizations and arts education programs throughout Greenville. The impact of these grants is significant. Without them, many arts and cultural projects would not exist.

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Promote

MAC's Arts Directory, Calendar, and Newsletter shine a spotlight on all things art in Greenville. These free resources help artists and arts organizations share their work with a new and growing audience.

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Connect

MAC is the bridge fostering camaraderie and collaboration between artists and arts organizations. MAC members can promote events, discover opportunities, buy and sell arts-related items, and more.

View Arts Directory

Educate

MAC partners with Greenville County Schools to offer SmartARTS. SmartARTS connect students, artists and teachers to deeper learning and self-awareness through integrating the arts with all areas of education. 

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MAC Impact by the Numbers

$443,029

Total grants awarded by MAC to support Greenville Arts in 2021 alone

75

Average number of project grants awarded each year

1,580

Number of individuals and organizations who donated to MAC in 2021

1,598

MAC Members (Artists, Arts Organizations, and Galleries)

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A Trusted Champion of the Arts

Serving Greenville Since 1973

The Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation powered by a team of artists and art lovers, and by donors like you.

Our dream is to see Greenville, SC become a nationally recognized arts environment enjoyed and patronized by an ever-growing and constantly diversifying regional audience.

You Can Be Part of the Arts in Greenville

Get Your Art Card

With a donation of $50 or more, you'll receive an Art Card entitling you to buy-one-get-one-free tickets at several performing arts venues. 

Show Your Support

Join our mailing list and check the Arts Calendar often to discover upcoming events, exhibitions, performances, and more. 

See Your Gift at Work

Enjoy Greenville's beautiful, diverse art scene like never before — knowing your partnership with MAC is making it possible.

Upcoming Events

Aug
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Arts Project Support Grant

Rolling Applications to March 6, 2023

Aug 15, 2022 9:00 AMMar 6, 2023 5:00 PM

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Sep
01
Jan
01

The Awesome Grant Foundation

Monthly $1,000 Artistic Grant Application

Sep 1, 2022 12:00 PMJan 1, 2023 11:59 AM

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Oct
10
Dec
15

CALL FOR ART + PHOTO: Innovate Grant $550.00

Two Grants Awarded Each Quarter for Visual Artist and Photographer

Innovate Grant

Oct 10, 2022 12:00 PMDec 15, 2022 5:00 PM

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We are a Proud Partner of Greenville Arts