The SCAC’s arts industry program helps accomplish that outcome of the strategic plan in a variety of ways:
South Carolina arts (and arts-providing) organizations are well served by La Ruchala, because she has been in their shoes.
Murphy left the SCAC grants office to become executive director of the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation in Watkinsville, Georgia. She then came back across the border to work as director of leadership and capacity for the United Way of the Midlands in Columbia before returning to the SCAC to be its inaugural arts industry director. Murphy received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a master’s in arts administration from Winthrop University. She also earned a master’s in nonprofit administration from Louisiana State University.
Murphy is a certified nonprofit professional with the National Association of Nonprofit Organization & Executives (NANOE) and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA).
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These are direct programs of the SCAC or partnerships.