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2014 Statewide Arts Conference

2014 Statewide Arts Conference



Note: Speaker handouts are posted on the conference schedule.


We're offering not just one, but TWO impressive keynote speakers!

Award-winning poet Nikky Finney will jump start our day with her opening keynote presentation, and Richard Evans, president of EmcArts, Inc., will keep the energy flowing during his luncheon keynote address.


Thank you to The South Carolina Arts Foundation for sponsoring Nikky Finney and to The South Carolina Arts Alliance for sponsoring Richard Evans.



CHANGE: Acknowledge, anticipate, adapt

Is it possible to prepare for the uncertainty of change? Acknowledging change and anticipating ways to be flexible are important first steps. Embracing change can open a launching point for creation and a landing site for innovation. Join your colleagues for a day dedicated to adapting and thriving through change.


Sessions will cover topics of interest to artists, arts organizations and community partners:


  • Real-life tales of surviving change - planning for major organizational transitions and managing the results
  • Sustainable and profitable artistic practices - learning from the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs
  • Moving arts education forward in S.C. - why artists, arts organizations and community partners all have roles to play
  • Stimulating development and attracting visitors - is your community a cultural district in the making?
  • And much more!



Registration is $98 per person ($88 per person for two or more participants who register at the same time.)


Register online and pay by credit card OR check.


Register today! >>>



Schedule overview

8:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9 :15 - 10:30 a.m.

Opening plenary session


10:45 - Noon

Concurrent workshops

12:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Lunch plenary session

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent workshops


4 - 5 p.m.

Closing plenary session



Conference location

Columbia Conference Center

169 Laurelhurst Avenue

Columbia, S.C.


Directions to Columbia Conference Center


Download a printable map >>>


Columbia Conference Center



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About the 2014 Conference

For more information, please contact Joy Young (803-734-8203).