SC Humanities Announces New Request for Proposals

In an effort to understand how South Carolina has changed over the past 50 years and to encourage thought about where South Carolina will go in the 21st Century, SC Humanities will launch in 2010 a statewide Request for Proposals (RFP) titled “This is Not Your Grandparents’ South Carolina: The Changing Face of the Palmetto State.” The Council seeks proposals from interested institutional or nonprofit applicants designed to address one of the important issues or topics facing South Carolina in the 21st century as a result of rapid societal change. The Council will look favorably at proposals which deal with what these changes portend for South Carolina in this new century.

SC Humanities has issued a limited number of Requests for Proposals over the years, including “The Greying of South Carolina,” “Religion in South Carolina,” “Traditions in a Time of Transition,” and most recently the “We the People” RFP from 2004 – 2007.

Randy Akers, Executive Director of SC Humanities, says: “A Request for Proposals allows SC Humanities the opportunity to consider important issues affecting the state and gives us a way to shape programming relevant to our citizens. We hope that this particular RFP helps our cultural agencies address challenges that South Carolina faces in the future.”

Applications focusing on “The Changing Face of the Palmetto State” will be accepted during the next Major Grant deadlines on Tuesday, August 10 (preliminary draft) and Tuesday, August 24, 2010 (final draft) and will be in the normal competitive pool for Council review. Awards will be in the $1,500 to $8,000 range.

The full RFP is available below, and the Grant Guidelines and Application can be found on the "How To Apply" page of the website. Contact Theresa J. Wallace, Grants & Programs Officer, for more information, or 803-771-2477.

Read the full RFP: This is Not Your Grandparents' South Carolina, The Changing Face of the Palmetto State



The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations. SC Humanities is headquartered in Columbia and serves the state of South Carolina.