South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

A strategic plan for the arts in South Carolina

Making South Carolina a place where the arts are valued and all people benefit from a variety of creative experiences

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

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Fundraising partnership features works by homeless photographers

‘Through Our Eyes Project’ comes to Columbia Hundreds of images taken by homeless photographers will soon be on display at Columbia’s Koger Center, the centerpiece of an exhibit designed to raise awareness and money for local organizations that serve them. People experiencing homelessness often cite a feeling of being invisible. Founded in 2016 by Spartanburg […]

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South Arts opens applications for Emerging Leaders of Color

New cycle for development program APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 South Arts announced that applications are open for its Emerging Leaders of Color program. They anticipate finding 18 cultural leader from across their nine-state region to form a cohort and participate in professional development and networking opportunities. Emerging Leaders of Color (ELC) is a […]

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