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Creative Pillars Forum in Hartsville August 8!

“What are some of the pillars needed in a community for a creative professional to have a high quality of life?” That’s the question the South Carolina Arts Alliance is asking as it hosts two forums across the state this summer. We’ve held forums in Greenville and Charleston, now it’s the Pee Dee region’s turn! […]

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House Committee Adopts NEA Budget Numbers

On July 12, the House Interior Appropriations Committee, which has under its jurisdiction funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, adopted its budget appropriations bill for FY2018 (Oct 1, 2017 – Sept 30, 2018). The NEA budget is set at $145 million in the Interior Appropriations bill. This represents a $5 million cut to […]

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Arts Alert: Governor McMaster Vetoes Arts Funding

BREAKING NEWS TAKE ACTION NOW On June 12, Governor Henry McMaster issued 41 budgetary vetoes. Veto #24 eliminates $350,000 from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Veto #24 Message from the Governor: “This new line item in the budget gives private artists a permanent toehold in the state budget. A better use of these funds would […]