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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Tuning Up: Almost literally

Good morning!  “Tuning Up” is a morning post series where The Hub delivers curated, quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order… We like wordplay at The Hub. […]

Tuning Up: Almost literally: Full Article on The Hub

Gibbes Museum of Art benefits from gift by John M. Rivers

Collector gifts 44 objects from private collection of Charleston-made furniture, silver The Gibbes Museum of Art, home to the foremost collection of American art that incorporates the story of Charleston, has received a donation of 44 objects from the private collection of John M. Rivers. The Rivers Collection of Charleston-made furniture and silver is one […]

Gibbes Museum of Art benefits from gift by John M. Rivers: Full Article on The Hub