South Carolina Arts Commission

A $14 billion impact

USC researchers found that arts and creativity contribute a hefty $14.1 billion to the Palmetto State economy—even after the pandemic. That is a 45% jump from the 2018 study, and just one part of the good news.

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Grant Making

Investments in strengthening South Carolina artistically, educationally, and culturally

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Staff Assistance

Expertise delivered by dedicated arts professionals

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Direct Programs

Focused initiatives developed to advance the Arts Commission’s goals

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Strategic collaborations with a wide range of partners across the state

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The Hub

Relevant news and stories from artists and programs all over South Carolina, including, what is new with SCAC.

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Exciting fellowship opportunity for Greenville-based artists

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 7, 2023 It’s that time again, and The Hub is here for it. Greenville Center for Creative Arts is seeking artists to apply for the exciting 2023/2024 Brandon Fellowship, a high-profile, 12-month program from September 2023 to August 2024 that aims to develop three emerging artists between the ages of 21-30 who represent […]

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Big statements from small embellishments

McKissick Museum celebrates needlework in new exhibition More than a required skill for girls and women in the 19th century, hand sewing was an act of creative expression. From functional household textiles, to clothing, to home décor accents, small embellishments made a big statement as an indicator of women’s artistry and imagination. The University of […]

Big statements from small embellishments: Full Article on The Hub