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2012 Statewide Arts Conference

The 2012 statewide arts conference - Thrive: the arts in the future of South Carolina - will take place February 8, 2012 in West Columbia.



THRIVE: The Arts in the Future of South Carolina

The health and vitality of the arts are intertwined with the growth and well-being of our state. How can we ensure that the arts thrive - not just survive - in South Carolina? Join your arts colleagues Feb.8, 2012, for a day of honing your skills and gathering the tools necessary to cultivate the arts landscape. We'll focus on the big-picture outcomes for the future of the arts and how we can work together to achieve them. Session topics include using the arts for community development, communicating through social media, advocating for arts education, diversity in programming, using data to measure economic impact, securing funding and more.



$85 per person; $75 per person for two or more participants from the same organization.


Register online and pay by credit card OR check.


Register today! >> (Registration is closed.)



Schedule overview

8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9 :30 - 10:45 a.m.

Opening general session


11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m

Concurrent workshops

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch and keynote speaker

2 - 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent workshops


3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Closing general session



Conference location

Brookland Banquet and Conference Center

1066 Sunset Blvd

West Columbia, S.C.


Directions to Brookland Conference Center from Interstate 26
Note: These directions were generated with Mapquest, which has the correct information. The conference center is located on the same side of Sunset Blvd as the Brookland Baptist Church. Google Maps has the incorrect information and directs you to a large gravel parking lot across the street from the conference center.


visit the Brookland Conference Center website



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The Statewide Arts Counference is a biennial event. The next conference is tentatively scheduled for 2014.


About the 2012 Conference

For more information, please contact Susan DuPlessis (803-734-8693) or Joy Young (803-734-8203).