South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Artists in Action

SCAiA is a new program serving Black #SCartists.

It will work to provide the tools necessary to create long-term, sustainable careers.
Vision

We envision a South Carolina where Black artists have essential support for sustainable careers.

Mission

The mission of SCAiA is to identify and implement best practices enabling Black artist and Black artist institutions to advance, support, and sustain equitable, inclusive working relationships.

Values

Accountability
We seek transparency from institutions for the improvement of artistic partnerships.

Audacity
We value boldness in action and solutions.

Communication
We are committed to an open exchange of ideas.

Compassion
We support kindness and grace in our professional working relationships.

Creativity
We celebrate talent, vision, and artistic quality.

Respect
We believe in the humanity and dignity of artists.

Meet the Committee
  • Ce Scott-Fitts, Chair
  • Triza Cox
  • Michael Murray
  • Kathryn Van Aernum

Community Survey

The leadership team, led by SCAC Artist Development Director Ce Scott-Fitts, is working to create programs and resources that support Black artists throughout the state.

To best serve Black artists in this state, we completed an anonymous survey of Black artists’ experiences in late 2021. This survey will help the SCAiA leadership team best serve and support the Black artist community.

Results are expected be published here by late winter 2022. The SCAC and SCAiA look forward to sharing those with you.

Questions?

If you are seeking more program information, please contact Artist Development Director Ce Scott-Fitts (803.734.8203 | cscottfitts@arts.sc.gov).