South Carolina Arts Commission

S.C. Arts Network

The South Carolina Arts Commission is hosting a series of capacity building workshops for arts organization leaders.

SCAN is designed for arts professionals to engage in dynamic discussion with peers and experienced leaders in the field about the issues that affect arts organizations. The program invites arts professionals of any age and any demographic throughout the state to participate.

The initiative provides networking and resource sharing opportunities to enhance leadership capacity and develop innovative, effective, and sustainable arts management practices and opportunities. SCAN will convene virtually with a guest speaker to discuss industry issues. Attendance has no bearing on grant status or eligibility.

Arts Industry Director La Ruchala Murphy will host each workshop and is looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about what South Carolina’s incredible arts organizations are doing in and for their communities and how the SCAC can better support and work in partnership with them as they build capacity.

The 2023 Lineup

SCAN meetings take place from 5-6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month on Zoom. The schedule is below. (Don’t forget to register.)

  • This information-intensive session will dive into the theory and applicable methods of increasing social media engagement. We’ll focus on increasing engagement for arts and culture practitioners and organizations. Upon conclusion, attendees will better understand when and what to post to advance meaningful social media connections.

    With S. O. Jeffcoat

    S. O. Jeffcoat is an artist turned information scientist, passionate about making the complex plain. Experiences as a grassroots community-builder and an academic have enabled Jeffcoat to analyze organizational issues from a 30,000-foot perspective and anticipate the end user’s needs. Jeffcoat has more than a decade of experience as an art and culture professional, including working with SCAD, the SCAC, South Arts, Knight Foundation, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Currently, A.B.D. in an informatics doctoral program, Jeffcoat’s research centers around the question, “how do arts nonprofits engage online audiences?” Simultaneously, S. O. Jeffcoat provides consultation to arts and culture nonprofits throughout the U.S.

    Register in advance for this meeting here:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

I’m here to help!

To discuss the program and ask any questions you might have, please contact Arts Industry Director La Ruchala Murphy (803.734.8762 | lmurphy@arts.sc.gov).