Program: Operating Support for Small Organizations

Agency/Funding Body: South Carolina Arts Commission

Overview: Operating Support for Small Organizations (OSS) is designed as a simple way for small arts organizations to apply for S. C. Arts Commission general operating support funding.

This grant is unrestricted, which means grantees may use it for any general operating expense such as staff salaries, paying the electric bill, printing programs, buying supplies, etc.

Eligibility Requirements: Your arts organization may apply for this grant if it meets all of these requirements:
- has its own federal tax-exempt status with the IRS* and is currently registered with the office of the Secretary of State
- has a primary mission to provide, produce or present arts experiences for your community
- has a permanent S.C. address reflected in all official documents (IRS, etc.)
- has completed at least one fiscal year of programming
- had a total expense budget of less than $75,000 for the last completed fiscal year.

Deadline: March 15th (annually)
Contact Info: Clay Burnette,, 803.734.8696

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