The Humanities Council SC Announces New Fast Track Literary Grant

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The Humanities CouncilSC is pleased to announce the launch of a new category of grant available to nonprofit organizations and public institutions in South Carolina. The Fast Track Literary Grant is intended to support new or existing public literary programs such as (but not limited to) writers series, festivals, conferences, workshops, or writer’s residencies at schools. The Fast Track Literary Grant applications will be accepted quarterly, and the first deadline is Monday, November 16, 2015 for programs that start after January 1, 2016.

The Fast Track Literary Grant is part of The Humanities CouncilSC’s new literary initiatives that were announced in July 2015.  Additionally, new literary speakers will be added to the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program this fall, and a literary track will be added to the annual South Carolina Humanities Festival.  The goal of the new literary initiatives is to reach diverse groups of South Carolinians with literary programming all year long, better serving THCSC’s mission to “enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians.”

The Fast Track Literary Grant has a streamlined, two-page application form and will consider requests up to $3,000 for the pilot year. The application is available on our website: and is attached here. For more information, please contact T.J. Wallace at 803-771-2477,

Randy Akers, Executive Director of The Humanities CouncilSC said, ““I am happy that we will be able to assist existing and new opportunities statewide,  bringing writers and readers together to better understand ourselves and our communities.” 

The mission of The Humanities CouncilSC is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 23-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.  It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.