Grants available for Sumter County artists

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  • What:  The Sumter County Cultural Commission announces a call for 1st. Quarter Grant Applications for Sumter County artists, arts organizations and arts programming.  The 1st  Quarter grant funds are for activities and projects which start during the months of July, August and September, 2017.  Funded projects must be completed by June 30, 2018.


  • When:  Grant applications may be picked up at the Business Office of the Patriot Hall Performing Arts Center.  Interested artists and organizations can also request a grant application by email.  Please send your request to:  An application (PDF) will be sent by return email.  Deadline for submitting 1st. Quarter Grant Applications is May 19, 2017 at 4:00pm.


  • Where:  Hand deliver or mail completed grant applications to: Patriot Hall Performing Arts Center, Attention: Carmela Bryan, 135 Haynsworth Street, Sumter, SC. 29150


  • Cost:  No application fees


  • Highlights:  The Sumter County Cultural Commission with matching funds from the South Carolina Arts Commission is offering a small grant program to support artists and arts programming in Sumter County.  The 2017-2018 Sumter County grant program will provide up to $18,400 in grant funds to support professional and/or amateur artists, arts organizations, and other organizations engaged in arts programming in Sumter County.  Priority will be given to art organizations and individual artists and all grant applications are competitive and judged on their artistic and/or cultural merit.  Grant awards will range from $150 to $1000.  

 The Cultural Commission’s grant program will accept grant applications as follows: May 19, 2017 application deadline for 1st. quarter projects starting from July through September, 2017, August 4 submission deadline for 2nd. quarter projects starting during October, through December, 2017, November 10, 2017 deadline for 3rd. quarter projects starting from January through March, 2018 and February 9, 2018 for 4th. quarter projects starting during the months of April, May and June, 2018.  Deadline for completion of all funded projects is June 30, 2018. The grants funds are distributed as a reimbursement upon receipt of a completed final report and necessary receipts.  Organizations and individuals can submit grant applications for each of the four quarters and can receive up to a total of $2000 during each annual grant period. 


  • Information: Carmela Bryan,  Executive Director-Sumter County Cultural Commission at

803-436-2261 or

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