About Us


The South Carolina Arts Alliance advances and promotes the arts for all South Carolinians through advocacy, leadership development, and public awareness.


The South Carolina Arts Alliance, the state’s primary, nonprofit arts coalition, envisions a South Carolina where:

  • Every child and adult has increased access to quality arts experiences.
  • Communities of all sizes embrace the arts as a tool for development, collaboration, and celebration.
  • Public policy and funding support the arts in our communities and in our schools across the state and nation.
  • South Carolina artists and arts leaders are supported with opportunities to advance their professional careers.


Formed in 1979, as the South Carolina Alliance of Community Arts, it was originally conceived as a vehicle for networking among local arts council administrators. The group was intended to work in partnership with the state arts agency in its efforts to assist and support local arts organizations and to promote and develop cultural activities in South Carolina...

Strategic Plan

View and download our current Strategic Plan by clicking the link below.

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