The SCAC’s artist development program helps accomplish that outcome of the strategic plan in a variety of ways:
As artist development director, Tanisha provides leadership related to building and sustaining support for individual artists in South Carolina in all disciplines (literary, performing, visual, etc.) at various stages in their careers (emerging, mid-level, advanced).
A Columbia native, Brown is a multi-disciplined artist-entrepreneur, arts administrator, leadership developer, and business consultant. She received an associate degree from Midlands Technical College and a bachelor’s degree in media arts from USC. Tanisha has served on several local boards, including Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) and the Midlands Housing Alliance for the Transitions Homeless Center. She enjoys driving economic development within her home state through advocacy and amplification of local arts and culture.
These are direct programs of the SCAC or partnerships.
Applications open for FY25 awards!
Recognizing and rewarding the artistic achievements of South Carolina’s exceptional individual artists.
Applications open for 23/24 Session 2!
A program that gives artists living and working in South Carolina practical skills to level-up their freelance businesses. In partnership with One Columbia for Arts and History.
A competitive series to publish one of South Carolina’s exceptional prose writers biennially. Winning authors receive a monetary award, book contract, and more. In partnership with Hub City Press, South Carolina Humanities and the South Carolina State Library.