Grants & Funding Received
The South Carolina Arts Commission
The Watering Hole has programs and initiatives that are supported by funding provided to the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and which has a partnership with the S.C. Department of Education from American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools.
The Academy for American Poets for $10,000
Poetry Battle Royale, a program for high school age students, is made possible by the Academy of American Poets with funds from the Mellon Foundation.
The Watering Hole received an Equity in Verse Grant from the Poetry Foundation, awarded to 55 nonprofit organizations. Congratulations to all the grantees! We are proud to be part of this first cycle!
National Endowment for the Arts
It’s official, we been approved for a 2023 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts! The Watering Hole is among 1,130 projects across the country, totalling more than $31 million, that were selected during this second round of funding.
The Jolley Foundation
The Watering Hole has programs and initiatives that are supported by funding provided The Jolley Foundation.
We would like to thank South Carolina legislators for their dedicated commitment to supporting the arts and more specifically, for being one of the driving forces transforming the literary landscape of South Carolina to a more equitable and representative space that flourishes with all the goodness that South Carolina has to offer. Those legislators may include Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, as well as Congresspersons Nancy Mace, Joe Wilson, Jeff Duncan, William Timmons, Ralph Norman, Jim Clyburn, Russell Fry (in order of district), as well as the members of our South Carolina General Assembly.
Here’s a word from Representative Jim Clyburn in honor of our 10th anniversary.