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SC Arts Commission Programs

Statewide Arts Participation Initiative -
Round Three Grant Projects (FY2010-FY2012)

 

 

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I. Black Creek Arts Council

(Grantee had to withdraw from the project due to executive leadership changes)


II. Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

The issue

This is a relatively young organization set in the Myrtle Beach area that needs to increase the numbers and amounts of individual contributions in the “major gifts” category, currently defined as $1,000 to $50,000.

Objective:

To deepen its relationship with current core donors that results in committed, longer term, larger-scale giving and promotion of the organization between donors and their peers.


III. Cheraw Arts Commission

The issue

This arts organization, in alliance with the Cheraw Recreation Department, involves many children in its programming; however, many of their parents (or guardians) are not engaged or active in their programming.

Objectives:

  1. To expand its audience base through engagement of inclined parents and caregivers whose children already participate in arts programming.
  2. To reach out to parents/caretakers of children engaged in Recreation Department programming so that they, too, become participants in the Arts Commission’s offerings.


IV. Hampton County Arts Council

The issue:

The arts council wants to reach and engage a larger portion of its youth population  in its programs.

Objectives:

  1. To engage youth, ages 6 to 18, who have not participated in Hampton County Arts Council programming previously through a new program offered on Saturdays.
  2. To deepen its relationship with youth and parents already participating in arts council programming


V. Hub City Writers Project

The issue:

This publishing entity was born and reared in Spartanburg, where it is located and is in its 14th year. It now wants to become more regional in its approach and perception.

Objectives:

  1. To diversify its list of South Carolina authors to include those living outside Spartanburg Co.
  2. To broaden its audience of readers to include more outside Spartanburg Co.


VI. Marlboro Arts Council

The issue:

Participants in the arts council membership and activities do not reflect the racial diversity of the community which is 52 percent African American/47 percent Caucasian.

Objective:

To engage African-American citizens of Marlboro County between the ages of 25 and 45 and their children in all arts events.

VII. Music Foundation of Spartanburg

(Grantee had to withdraw from the project due to executive leadership changes)


VIII. PURE Theatre

(Note: changes pending.)

The issue:

PURE Theatre, set in Charleston, wants to broaden its audience base to include more 35- to 44-year-old participants.

Objectives:

  1. To capture and identify social and emotional characteristics and “participation drivers” of the 33 to 45 age group
  2. To develop and market programs and initiatives that eliminate barriers and increase participation of this age group


IX. S.C. Philharmonic Inc.

The issue:

Currently, only 15 percent of the S.C. Philharmonic’s audience falls in the 23-to 39-year-old age group. The Philharmonic wants to increase this percentage to change the balance of participation it currently has in which the majority of subscribers are 55 and older.

Objective:

To diversify the current audience base and increase attendance at concerts by fostering an interest in live classical music among young professionals in the Midlands.


X. Upstate Center for the Arts

The issue:

The Upstate Center for the Arts facility is under-used during the morning and early afternoon hours. The Center wants to create specific programming for seniors during these hours.

Objectives:

  1. To create more opportunities for seniors to engage in creative activities in the Upstate Center facility during traditional school-time hours.
  2. To see more seniors participating in current programming, such as exhibits.
  3. To increase number of individuals in “senior” membership category.


XI. Charleston Arts Coalition

(Grantee had to withdraw from the project due to executive leadership changes)


XII. New Comers Project of the SCAC

The issue:

The resettlement of refugees and immigrants brings opportunities for bridge building but also for hostilities. The S.C. Arts Commission’s Folklife & Traditional Arts Program seeks to connect with traditional artists in newcomer communities and the organizations that assist them in order to explore how traditional arts may help newcomers find strength in their cultural roots while they are creating safe entry points into their culture for the communities in which they now live.

Objectives:

  1. To diversify the constituents the S.C. Arts Commission serves
  2. To diversify the S.C. Arts Commission’s partnerships to include newcomer service providers, newcomer traditional artists and community organizations interested in serving newcomers
  3. To deepen the relationship between the S.C. Arts Commission and  folklorists, arts administrators, funders, schools/educators, public libraries, museums and shops and galleries that market newcomer arts

For more information about the Statewide Arts Participation Initiative, please contact Susan DuPlessis (803-734-8693).