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US President Donald Trump speaks during the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House in Washington, DC, July 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump Calls for Elimination of NEA

On February 12, the President released his Executive Budget proposal. The $4 trillion proposal includes the elimination of all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA’s current budget is around $148 million, or just 0.004% of the total US budget. The NEA provides grants to every congressional district in the US and […]

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Arts Advocacy Week | February 5 – 9

  You read that right! What used to just be one day to collectively celebrate the arts in South Carolina is now being expanded to a whole week! Mark your calendars for February 5 – 9, South Carolina Arts Advocacy Week! Year after year we have hosted SC Arts Advocacy Day at the Statehouse, but […]

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Breaking: Arts Funding Restored!

On January 16, the SC Senate voted 44-0 to OVERRIDE Veto #24: Arts Commission, restoring $350,000 in Arts Commission funding for grants, professional development, and rural arts development across South Carolina. Funds were vetoed by Governor Henry McMaster back in June of 2017. The SC Legislature opted to take up votes on all of the […]