South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

S.C. Arts Directory

It won’t be long now.

The South Carolina Arts Commission facilitated an extensive survey of artists, teaching artists, arts
organizations, and schools who utilize the Roster of Approved Artists. The results were as follows:

  • Roster artists overwhelmingly stated the two primary benefits of the current roster are marketing
    and the prestige of a juried process.
  • Arts organizations stated the biggest benefits are marketing and networking.
  • Schools stated the importance of a juried process that speaks to the quality of work and teaching ability of teaching artists.

With that in mind, the new Arts Directory and Teaching Artist Certification will address all these things!


Viewing the Current Roster

Until March 2019, the current Roster of Approved Artists is available by contacting Arts Education Director Ashley Brown.

Finding an Artist Near You

The online Arts Directory will be searchable by geographic availability, artistic area, and accessibility, and will be connected to a Google map.

It will serve as a connector for the network of artists and arts organizations throughout South Carolina and will be a beneficial marketing tool for members. Members of the Arts Directory will be able to offer group lectures, demonstrations, and performances for SCAC Arts in Education grant recipients (ABC Advancement, Arts Education Projects, and Teacher Standards Implementation). Additionally, members of the Arts Directory will have access to online professional learning and digital networking offered by the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Each artist, teaching artist, or arts organization on the Directory will have the following listed:

  • Name (and alias)
  • Photo
  • County
  • Contact Info
  • Tags (geography available, artistic area, accessibility, Teaching Artist certification)
  • Overview of work

Placement on the Arts Directory will include a juried process, with panels meeting twice a year to adjudicate new applicants (winter, summer). Membership on the directory is renewable every three (3) years.

Find out more information on applying here.

The Teaching Artist Certification will serve as a next level to the Arts Directory.

Certified teaching artists will be identified on the Arts Directory with a gold star and will be one of the searchable tags. In addition to the basic information listed on the Arts Directory, each certified teaching artist will have their own page with detailed teaching artist information, as well as a school review section.

Teaching artist certification will include a juried process, with panels meeting twice a year to adjudicate new applicants (winter, summer). In addition to lectures, demonstrations, or performances, certified teaching artists will be able to offer classroom residencies and short-term teaching for SCAC grant recipients (ABC Advancement, Arts Education Projects, and Teacher Standards Implementation). Additionally, certified teaching artists will have access to online and in-person professional learning for teaching artists offered by the South Carolina Arts Commission. Certification is renewable every three (3) years.