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A Long-Range Plan for the Arts in
South Carolina, 2011- 2020

Mission and Goals of the South Carolina Arts Commission



With a commitment to excellence across the spectrum of our state's cultures and forms of expression, the South Carolina Arts Commission pursues its public charge to develop a thriving arts environment, which is essential to quality of life, education, and economic vitality for all South Carolinians.


Artist Development

Encourage, nurture, and support the artistic growth and personal and economic well-being of South Carolina artists.


Arts Education

Establish the arts as an integral part of South Carolina's educational systems and the lifelong learning process of our citizens.


Community Development

Stimulate the development of South Carolina's culturally diverse arts resources and organizations and promote creative partnerships to improve the quality of our lives, preserve our cultural heritage, and enhance our economic growth.