Posts Tagged ‘SC Arts Commission’

SC Arts Commission and Conway Glass Invite You to an Arts Gathering in Conway, SC – June 23, 2016

June 8, 2016

The SC Arts Commission, in partnership with Conway Glass, is pleased to host an engaging and interactive gathering for artists of all artistic disciplines, and arts leaders in Conway, SC, on June 23, 2016, from 7-8:30pm.

You are invited to join us as we network, share knowledge about the arts, and talk seriously about the kinds of support needed for the arts.

We need you to contribute to an important discussion about the arts in Horry, Georgetown, and surrounding communities.

This gathering is free but space is limited! Please RSVP by June 21, 2016 at (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2ZT9VDS).

When: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Where: Conway Glass, 209 Laurel Street, Conway, SC 29526.

For further info visit (www.conwayglass.com).

Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) in Chapin, SC, Receives Grant from SC Arts Commission to Put on Exhibit

February 13, 2016

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The CCAL has been awarded a $1,000.00 grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2016 fiscal year.  The support is a project grant which will allow CCAL to conduct its 21st annual Juried Art Show.  The annual spring show will highlight over 100 pieces of art recently completed by regional artist members of CCAL.  For six weeks following the jurying and awards selection, all art and awards will be on display at the Irmo/Chapin Recreation Commissions Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC.  There, several hundred local individuals and school children will view the display.

The South Carolina Arts Commission grant will enable CCAL to more fully achieve our mission of:  “The purpose of the CCAL is to encourage and support new and established artists, to offer outlets to improve skills, display and sell art, and allow artists and art supporters to socialize and network.”

Local residents can observe how the arts commission grant and local matching funds are benefiting CCAL and the community by attending the reception and awards ceremony, a public event.  This event will be held Monday, March 21st, 2016 at:  Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin, SC 29036.  This facility is open seven days a week for your review of the 2016 Juried Show.

The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all south Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances.  Created by the South General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission is working to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas:  arts education, community arts development and artist development.  Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina and by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information, visit (www.SouthCarolinaArts.com) or call 803/734-8696.

CCAL encourages persons with art backgrounds or just a general interest in the arts to attend a monthly general membership meeting which includes light foods and a strong one and a half hour arts education program.  Contact membership chair, Jean Kirkley, at 803/359-5770, e-mail at (jeankirkley@mac.com) or President al Leitch at 803/269-2724, e-mail at (leitch@moore.sc.edu).

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, Alumna Chosen Arts Education Program Director for SC Arts Commission

January 16, 2016

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Winthrop University alumna Ashley Kerns Brown ’02 has joined the South Carolina Arts Commission as arts education program director.

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In her new position with the Arts Commission, Brown will manage arts education programming and arts education grant programs. She will work closely with the Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) partnership at Winthrop. In addition, Brown will develop new initiatives and fortify existing programs and partnerships that help provide a quality arts education to all children in South Carolina.

Brown, a native of Greenville, SC, said that she is “overjoyed” to return to her home state and “honored to join the passionate and dedicated team at the South Carolina Arts Commission.”

“I look forward to working with communities, schools, civic organizations and businesses to provide opportunities for our students to learn from and through the arts as they develop into world-class citizens,” Brown added.

She worked previously as education and engagement manager for Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University (FSU). Brown also taught at Stone Academy of Communication Arts in Greenville and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her work with Off Tryon Theatre Company, S.C. Children’s Theatre and Brevard Music Center has taken her throughout the Southeast. Brown earned her BA in theatre with a minor in social sciences from Winthrop and her MFA in theatre management at FSU.

To learn more about the South Carolina Arts Commission’s programs and services, visit (www.SouthCarolinaArts.com).

For more information, contact Meredith Carter, communications coordinator, at 803/323-2236 or by e-mail at (carterm@winthrop.edu).

Columbia, SC’s Congaree Vista Area Named South Carolina Cultural District by SC Arts Commission

October 31, 2015

The Congaree Vista Guild, a membership organization of Vista supporters, announces that the SC Arts Commission has named the Vista an official South Carolina Cultural District. The City of Columbia, SC, and the Vista Guild will use the new cultural district designation to attract visitors and residents to the neighborhood and continue to promote the Vista as a hub for arts and culture.

A cultural district, defined as an easily identifiable geographic area with a concentration of arts facilities that support cultural, artistic and economic activity, was created by the SC General Assembly and Gov. Nikki Haley in 2014. The SC Arts Commission awards the designations after communities prove their desire to retain artistic identity and creativity that will encourage responsible economic development and growth in tourism.

“The arts have been and continue to be a vital part of the development of the City of Columbia and we have made significant strides in the past several years,” said Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia. “We are seeing tremendous growth in the Vista because of the efforts of so many artists and arts organizations that have led the way in establishing the unique, creative identity of that area of the city.”

Over the past year, the Vista Guild, One Columbia, city leaders, business owners, artists and residents of the Vista worked together to craft a cultural vision for the future of the Vista. A five-year cultural plan for the district includes goals of attracting tourists and visitors, encouraging responsible economic development, attracting artists and creating opportunities for the public to experience the rich arts and culture the Vista offers. The Vista is only the fourth entity to receive a cultural district designation. Previous cultural district designations have all been awarded to the cities of Spartanburg, Lancaster and Rock Hill, South Carolina.

“Those non-arts businesses are important pieces of a cultural district, says Ken May, SC Arts Commission executive director. “A successful cultural district attracts creative enterprises, such as galleries and theaters, whose patrons want to dine out and shop, so nearby retail and other businesses benefit from that increased economic activity.”

According to the cultural district designation guidelines as set forth by the SC Arts Commission, a qualifying district is made up of galleries, live performance venues, theaters, artist studios, museums, arts centers, arts schools and public art pieces, all of which are located and thriving in the Vista.

“With more than 5,000 programs offered last year and 117,000 people who participated, Richland Library is a portal for those who want to explore the arts and improve their craft and as a destination for all ages for high quality entertainment,” said Melanie Huggins, executive director of Richland Library. “We are so proud to be a part of one of the most creative and vibrant arts and entertainment districts in the state and look forward to what this designation will mean for future developments.”

The Vista Guild is planning a special announcement about its designation as a cultural district for Vista Lights, the neighborhood’s annual holiday open house, which takes place Nov. 19, 2015, from 5-9pm.

“The Vista as we know it today is a hub for entertainment and tourism because of the artistic aesthetic and vision that artists and the arts community founded many years ago in this neighborhood,” said Meredith Atkinson, executive director of the Vista Guild. “We’re proud that responsible growth in the Vista through the years has retained the character of the neighborhood, continued to support the arts and led to this cultural district designation.”

For more information about the SC Arts Commission’s cultural district guidelines, visit (SouthCarolinaArts.com) or contact Rusty Sox at 803/734-8899 or e-mail to (rsox@arts.sc.gov). For more information about the Vista Guild, please visit (VistaColumbia.com) or contact Meredith Atkinson at 803/269-5946 or e-mail to (info@VistaColumbia.com).

The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, visit (www.SouthCarolinaArts.com) or call 803/734-8696.

SC Arts Commission Names Downtown Lancaster, SC, A Cultural District

July 18, 2015

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The SC Arts Commission has named Lancaster, SC’s downtown as the second state-recognized cultural district in South Carolina. A cultural district is an easily identifiable geographic area with a concentration of arts facilities and assets that support cultural, artistic and economic activity. Lancaster was the second city to apply for the new cultural district designation, which was created by the SC General Assembly and Gov. Nikki Haley in 2014.

City officials will use the cultural district designation to attract visitors and residents to downtown and promote the area as a hub of arts and culture.

“See Lancaster”, a division of City of Lancaster’s Support Services Department, coordinated the application process. Working with local leaders and Arts Commission staff, a map of cultural assets and a strategic plan for the district were developed. “The recognition as a cultural district will help enhance the vibrant arts initiatives in Lancaster,” said Cherry Doster, Marketing and Development Manager. “The cultural district designation is another way to help increase support of existing businesses and attract new ones.”

City of Lancaster Administrator remarked, “The City of Lancaster is honored to have received this award. Our city is fortunate to have a number of local artists who have educated our citizens to understand the importance of art not just to the community, but especially to our school children. Our own “resident” artist, Bob Doster, has worked tirelessly to teach our children to embrace their creativity and  to explore and appreciate all forms of art.”

Non-arts businesses and organizations are important pieces of a cultural district, says Ken May, SC Arts Commission executive director. “A successful cultural district attracts creative enterprises, such as galleries and theatres, whose patrons want to dine out and shop, so nearby retail and other businesses benefit from that increased economic activity.”

The SC Arts Commission staff will assist communities in developing a brand and marketing their cultural districts. Other states with similar cultural district programs include Massachusetts, Kentucky, Texas and Colorado.

The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources.

For further information call Cherry Doster/Marketing & Development Mgr./See Lancaster at 803/289-1492 or e-mail to (cdoster@lancastercitysc.com).

Artists’ Guild Of Spartanburg, SC, Receives Grant From SC Arts Commission

November 22, 2014

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The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC, has been awarded $5,998 by the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2015 fiscal year. This support will allow the organization to partake in more community outreach and positively affect those who are not typically involved in the arts. More specifically, the money will be used to help the Guild host an annual juried show for local schools and have an artist-in-residence who will teach in various schools in Spartanburg.

With the help of The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg and Carolina Alliance Bank, the Guild meets its obligation of matching the Arts Commission grant with local dollars. Local residents can see how the Arts Commission grant and local funds benefit the community by visiting the Guild’s Gallery at the opening receptions that take place monthly, as well as ArtWalk, Guild socials, and demonstration nights. The Guild Gallery is located in Chapman Cultural Center at 200 East Saint John St., Spartanburg, SC. It is open daily.

The South Carolina Arts Commission is a state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts, and other sources. For more information, visit (www.SouthCarolinaArts.com) or call 803/734-8696.

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg serves as a resource for the visual arts in the Spartanburg community by promoting, fostering, and cultivating knowledge of the visual arts, and for local artists. It strives to provide enrichment and artistic education for its members and the community thereby encouraging a growing appreciation, understanding, and love of art among the citizens of Spartanburg and surrounding counties.

For further information call Caitlin Boice, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg at 864/764-9568.

Blue Ride Arts Council in Seneca, SC, Receives Grant From SC Arts Commission

December 12, 2012

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The Blue Ridge Arts Council in Seneca, SC, has been granted $2,782.00 by the South Carolina Arts Commission for 2012-2013. The support will provide operational funds so that BRAC can continue serving Oconee County as the only non-profit Gallery and Art Center in the area. The center relies on volunteers and donors to present wonderful gallery exhibits of the Upstate’s art community. The next Gallery event is a Juried Photography Show, “Art through a Lens”, opening on January 18, 2013. We are still in need of sponsors for this show. Interested individuals or corporations are urged to consider donating to this event by calling the office at 864/882-2722 Tuesday through Friday afternoons.

Several area companies, organizations and individuals are helping The Blue Ridge Arts Council meet its obligation of matching the Arts Commission grant with local dollars.

Those who are supporting the grant project are:
2012 BUSINESS SPONSOR LIST

BENEFACTORS ($2000+)

City of Seneca

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

Oconee Accommodations & Hospitality Commission

Oconee County Arts & Historical Commission

Oconee Tourism Commission

School District of Oconee County

South Carolina Arts Commission- Operating Grant (which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts).

South Carolina National Heritage Corridor

Seneca Hospitality & Accommodations Commission

The Daily Journal-Daily Messenger

PATRONS ($1,000 – 1,999)

The UPS Store

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative

South Carolina Arts Commission-Web Grant (which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.)

SPONSORS ($500 – 999)

Applebee’s

Duke Energy

Palmetto Spirit’s

Tiki Hut

DONORS ($250 – 499)

Flowers by the Lake

FRIENDS ($50 to 249)

Deb’s Painting Crew

D”Lishness Gourmet Cupcake

Stuffits

Thread Heads

BRAC also offers an extensive list of classes for adults and children. The upcoming Winter Term offers new and returning classes and variety of teachers. Please go to the web site for a complete list of classes at (www.blueridgeartscenter.com) where you can register on line if you wish. There are also gift certificates for classes available for Holiday presents.

The South Carolina Arts Commission provides grants, technical services and leadership to arts organizations, schools and individual artists to preserve and promote the arts across the spectrum of South Carolina’s cultures and forms of expression. The agency strives to make the arts accessible to all South Carolinians, enhancing quality of life and contributing significantly to the state’s economic well-being. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the Arts Commission draws on the resources of state dollars appropriated by the South Carolina General Assembly and the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, visit (www.SouthCarolinaArts.com) or call 803/734-8696.

Charleston County Public Library in Charleston, SC, Hosts Charleston Association of Grant Professionals’ Lunch & Learn Meeting – Nov. 19, 2012

November 13, 2012

The Charleston County Public Library in Charleston, SC, will host the Charleston Association of Grant Professionals’ Lunch & Learn meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, from 11:30am-12:45pm, in the Library Auditorium, at 68 Calhoun Street, in downtown Charleston.

SPEAKERS:
Susan DuPlessis, SC Arts Commission Participation Program Director & Arts Coordinator

Madeleine McGee, President of SCANPO (S.C. Association of Nonprofit Organizations)

TOPICS:
“Why Thanks Matters in Our Shared Enviornment: A Funder’s Perspective” – Susan DuPlessis will discuss making meaningful connections with your funder.
The discussion will address:
1. Working on purpose: maximizing the intersection between the funder’s purpose and yours.
2. Your Story + my story = our story.
3. Giving thanks – why it matters.

Madeleine McGee will give a preview of the recently released third edition of “Guiding Principles & Best Practices” (GP&BP); share the latest on the 2013 SCANPO conference; and talk about the benefits of SCANPO membership.

For more info visit (www.southcarolinaarts.com) or (www.scanpo.org).

Even if these focus areas are not the same as those of your organization, it will still be a useful program for you to attend. This will not be a formal presentation but a chance to ‘sit and chat’, ask questions and learn. Please plan to be with us!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
Please bring your lunch and join us for learning and networking! (Beverages will be provided.) Reservations are requested. RSVP by e-mail to (carolynlackey@comcast.net).

PARKING: Parking Garage located on the ground floor.
Parking is free for the first hour and $1/each additional hour.

South Carolina Arts Commission Awards Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Grant for 2012 Fiscal Year

December 11, 2011

The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, has been awarded $10,351 by the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2012 fiscal year. The grant will support museum programming including the upcoming exhibition The Art of Alfred Hutty: Woodstock to Charleston, which opens on Jan. 20, 2012. One of the principal artists of the Charleston Renaissance, this retrospective exhibition of Alfred Hutty’s career features over fifty works created in Charleston and Woodstock, New York.

“Funding by the South Carolina Arts Commission will allow the Gibbes to further its mission of interpreting and presenting the arts and culture of Charleston and the Lowcountry to both traditional and new museum visitors,” said Angela Mack, Executive Director of the Gibbes Museum of Art. The museum is committed to developing multi-dimensional education and outreach programs that expand the concept of the museum experience, while addressing the needs of an increasingly diverse audience.

Several organizations are helping the Gibbes Museum of Art meet its obligation of matching the Arts Commission grant with local dollars. Those who are supporting the grant project include BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the member auxiliary group Gibbes, etc.

The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission is working to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina and by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit (www.SouthCarolinaArts.com) or call 803/734-8696.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life.

For further information call the Museum at 843/722-2706 or visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

SC Arts Commission in Columbia, SC, Calls for Nominations for 2012 Verner Awards – Deadline Dec. 15, 2011

October 25, 2011

The narrow-minded folks at the SC Arts Commission didn’t send us this info to forward on to you, but we got it third-hand and here it is.

The South Carolina Arts Commission is currently accepting nominations for the 2012 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts. Guidelines and nomination forms are available online. Nominations are due by Dec. 15, 2011.

The awards, the state’s highest honor in the arts, are presented to South Carolina businesses, organizations and individuals for their achievement or contributions to the advancement of the arts. Nominations can be made in the following categories:

Arts in Education: open to S.C. individuals and/or institutions whose primary function is arts education.

Organization: open to S.C. organizations who contribute to the advancement and/or support of the arts. May include: arts discipline organizations, arts councils, arts advocacy groups, guilds, arts departments of organizations, educational institutions, etc.

Government: open to S.C. individuals and/or institutions generally described as a unit of state, local, county or municipal government, or elected/appointed officials.

Business/Foundation: open to S.C. individuals or companies/foundations whose participation, support, and/or contributions have benefited the maintenance and growth of the arts.

Individual: open to S.C. individuals who have demonstrated exceptional achievement and statewide impact through their leadership, support, and advancement of the arts. May include: arts professionals such as managers, administrators; arts supporters such as patrons, promoters, donors, etc.

Individual Artist: open to S.C. artists of exceptional talent and creativity, in any discipline, whose contribution to the arts has helped guide and influence directions, trends and aesthetic practices across the state or to national or international levels.

The SC Arts Commission Board appoints a panel to review all nominations and present recommendations. Awards will be presented during a special ceremony in Columbia this spring. For more information about the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts, visit (www.SouthCarolinaArts.com/verner) or call 803/734-8696.

The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources.

For more information, visit (www.SouthCarolinaArts.com) or call 803/734-8696.


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