Established in 2007, the McNair Award is named for the late Governor Robert E. McNair.
Gov. McNair signed legislation to create the Arts Commission in 1967 to “ensure that the arts continue to grow and play an ever more significant part in the welfare and educational experiences of our citizens.” Originally presented posthumously to Gov. McNair, the award continues to honor outstanding leaders who have built on the legacy of the award’s namesake: working diligently to make South Carolina a place where the arts thrive for the benefit of all South Carolinians.
Information on past recipients is coming soon.