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.

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


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.


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

We value boldness in action and solutions.

We are committed to an open exchange of ideas.

We support kindness and grace in our professional working relationships.

We celebrate talent, vision, and artistic quality.

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 the SCAC Director of the Artist Services 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 need to learn about Black artists’ experiences. Black artists in South Carolina are invited to complete SCAiA’s anonymous community survey. This survey should take between 10 and 15 minutes and will help the SCAiA leadership team best serve and support the Black artist community.

We ask that the survey be completed only by Black artists who live in South Carolina and make income from their art.

If you are seeking more program information, please contact Program Director for Artist Services Ce Scott-Fitts (803.734.8203 |

Thank you for your consideration and time!