[image-1]Making art for a living isn’t easy, but many people in Charleston would agree that it’s worth it. If you’re one of those people, then this might be the opportunity for you: The South Carolina Arts Commission is looking for in-state artists working in visual arts, crafts, media screenwriting, and media production for their Fellowship program. Four lucky applicants will receive an unrestricted $5,000 award.

Unrestricted means the recipients can use the money for training, website development, projects, travel, living expenses — anything that will help them live and grow as professional artists. The Fellowships are selected by an out-of-state panel and then approved by the S.C. Arts Commission Board, based solely on a review of anonymous work samples. For more information and a complete set of application guidelines, head here. The application deadline is November 1.