South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

Canvass of the People 2020

Now is the time…

to help shape the direction of South Carolina’s vibrant arts and culture community.

Where do we go from here? Well, we need your help.

At the turn of the past few decades, the South Carolina Arts Commission has endeavored to conduct extensive research among arts-inclined South Carolinians in order to form its “Long Range Plan for the Arts.” With a new decade on the horizon, the Canvass of the People is back to get your thoughts on the strengths, challenges, and opportunities for the arts in your community and across the state.

Input will be gathered from October 2019 and into March 2020 in public and private forums and via the brief, anonymous survey at the bottom of this page. We hope to hear from as many citizens as possible, and we’d be grateful if you shared this page with your networks.

Make plans to join a public forum. Our team is working to schedule them in geographically diverse locations so we can meet, chat, and consider what could be for South Carolina’s arts and cultural scene. Check back frequently as we add locations and dates.

Thank you for making South Carolina a culturally vibrant state with your work, support, or both.

Where to share your thoughts

Canvass events listed here are open to the public.

You are cordially invited to attend the event closest to you. Team members from the S.C. Arts Commission will facilitate discussion and record your valuable input.

More events to come!


  • Monday, Oct. 14, 2019
  • 6-7:15 p.m.
  • Carlos Dupre Moseley Building
    Rainey Conference Room
    200 E. St. John St.

Rock Hill

  • Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
  • 9-10:15 a.m.
  • Center for the Arts
    Arts Council of York County
    121 E. Main St.


  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
  • 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Arts Center of Greenwood
    120 Main St.


  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • USC Beaufort


  • Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020
  • 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Columbia Museum of Art
    The Loft
    1515 Main St.

Canvass events listed here are for attendees of these events only.

Team members from the S.C. Arts Commission will facilitate discussion and record valuable input during conferences or meetings of these affinity groups.

Oct. 2 • Florence
Florence County arts/business focus group

Oct. 14 • Spartanburg
Palmetto State Arts Education annual conference

Nov. 12 • Greenville
South Carolina Arts Foundation Board of Directors meeting

The S.C. Arts Commission extends its thanks to these groups for allowing us access to their events for the purpose of canvassing citizens.