S.C. Arts Awards

A joint presentation by the South Carolina Arts Commission and McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina

  • Recipients from their respective categories are recognized for outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina with the South Carolina Governor’s Awards for the Arts.

  • Up to four artists and one advocate are recognized with the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award as practitioners and advocates of traditional arts significant to communities throughout the state. Their traditions embody folklife’s dynamic, multigenerational nature, and its fusion of artistic and utilitarian ideals.

2024 Broadcast • Sunday, May 19, 7 p.m. ET

This year, the SCAC is excited to recognize and honor four recipients of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts:

  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Campbell Frost, Columbia
  • INDIVIDUAL: Diane Frankenberger, Summerville
  • ARTS IN EDUCATION: Dr. Minuette Floyd, Columbia
  • ORGANIZATION: South Carolina Philharmonic, Columbia

Normally part of the S.C. Arts Awards, the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards were paused in 2024 because of program transitions. The SCAC anticipates reopening the awards for the 2025 cycle.


  • South Carolina ETV, the state’s public educational broadcasting network, will broadcast the awards ceremony through its 11-station TV network that spans the state.

    Viewers can access the broadcast above and via:

    • livestream on SCETV.org.
    • by using a digital antenna attached to a television,
    • through cable or satellite providers,
    • and select streaming TV providers with a live TV option (check your subscription)

    Further information about accessing SCETV is available here.

    Unable to join live?

    The virtual presentation will be available for on-demand viewing on the S.C. Arts Commission YouTube Channel after the live presentation, and SCETV plans encore presentations (check local listings).

I’m here to help!

For additional information, please contact Communications Director Jason Rapp (803.734.8899 | jrapp@arts.sc.gov).