This is an extensive directory of artists, arts organizations, and teaching artists across many disciplines who work throughout South Carolina.

Serving to connect artists, organizations, arts therapists, schools, and communities, the S.C. Arts Directory allows users to find who they are looking for in multiple ways: by search, artistic discipline, or geographic availability.

  • All members of the SCAD have a unique page with contact information, a photo, and a biography.
  • Artists, arts organizations, and creative arts therapists are welcome to submit an application to become a member of the SCAD at any time throughout the year. Once a member of the arts directory, artists are also invited to submit an additional application to be recognized as an SCAC Verified Teaching Artist. This designation is intended for those who are primarily working with students within a classroom environment, please continue reading for more information about this designation.

Applying to the SCAD

  1. Applications are managed through Submittable. In order to apply, you must create a free (or log in to an existing) Submittable account.
    • Applications are reviewed in batches monthly. If an application is submitted by the first Monday of the month, notification of acceptance or denial will be available by the end of the same month.
  2. All members of the SCAD are required to successfully complete a State Law Enforcement Division (aka “SLED”) background check, provided by SCAC, annually. 
  3. Please continue reading for information about the application process by applicant type.

Additional Information

I’m here to help!

For questions about the Arts Directory, and/or if you are a Directory artist needing to update your listing, please contact Arts Directory Coordinator Amanda Noyes (anoyes@arts.sc.gov | 803.734.8675).