South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

A strategic plan for the arts in South Carolina

A plan for 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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Apply to be a Gibbes Museum visiting artist

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Complementing the Gibbes Museum’s exhibition program, its Visiting Artist Series promotes creativity, introduces new art forms, provides perspective on larger community issues, encourages freedom of thought, and connects with the broadest possible audience. The program features eight contemporary artists annually, whose work contributes to a new […]

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Inaugural Southern Studies fellows announced

Visual artist, writer selected Chapman Cultural Center and Hub City Writers Project are pleased to announce the selection of writer Morgan Thomas and visual artist Ben Winans as recipients of the first Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts and Letters. The pair will begin their nine-month residency in Spartanburg this September and will collaborate on a […]

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