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Public Invited to Help Shape the Future of the Arts


Seven forums planned to hear public's priorities for the arts


Feb. 9, 2010

Media Contacts:

Milly Hough
(803) 734-8698


Misty Moore

(803) 734-8620

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Planning for healthier economic times, the S.C. Arts Commission invites the public to share their priorities for the arts at any of seven forums taking place Feb. 22 – April 8. The meetings are a part of the 2010 Canvas of the People, a statewide planning process that will inform the 2011-2020 Long-Range Plan for the Arts in South Carolina.


 “We want to hear what people value about the arts and how they think the arts can support the economic, educational and creative well-being of their communities,” said Ken May, acting executive director. “We will use that input to help develop the next long-range plan for the arts, which the statewide arts community can use as a road map for the future.”  


Forums are taking place in seven locations and are free and open to everyone. Each runs from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is not required.

Meeting dates and locations are:
Monday, Feb. 22 - Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia
Thursday, March 11 - Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort area
Tuesday, March 16 - Governor’s School for the Arts, Greenville
Monday, March 22 - Black Creek Arts Center, Hartsville
Thursday, March 25 - Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken
Monday, March 29 - North Charleston City Hall, North Charleston
Thursday, April 8 - Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg


For more information, visit the 2010 Canvas of the People Web page or contact Milly Hough at (803) 734-8698.


About SCAC:
The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com or call (803) 734-8696.