Annual Meeting Announcement

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                    You’re Invited. Join us for the opening weekend of Spoleto Festival USA, and our Annual Meeting on Friday, May 26 in Charleston! This event, at the Harbour Club in downtown Charleston, is a great way to see all of your arts friends, celebrate the opening […]

President Calls for $15 Million Cut to NEA in 2017

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Earlier this month, we told you about the President’s proposal for FY2018, including total elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. Now, we want to alert to a proposal that could impact NEA funding retroactively, for this current fiscal year. Today, the White House released its proposal for funding levels under the current FY2017 […]

America the Creative.

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This past Tuesday, our executive director, GP McLeer, led a team of eleven advocates from across South Carolina to Washington DC to join over 700 arts supporters from around the country for National Arts Advocacy Day. The annual event, organized by Americans for the Arts, puts arts advocates in front of members of Congress to ensure […]

Arts Alert: President Calls for Elimination of NEA.

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This morning, President Trump released his executive budget proposal which calls for the elimination of all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This is the first President to propose elimination of the NEA since it was created in […]

Support Us at National Arts Advocacy Day!

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The South Carolina Arts Alliance is leading a team of fellow Palmetto state arts advocates to Washington DC to voice our support for the arts in America March 20 and 21. In what is shaping up to be the largest National Advocacy Day EVER, our time in DC is vital in demonstrating to our elected officials […]

State Arts Funding Increase Proposed!

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The SC House Ways & Means Committee reported out its version of the State’s budget late last week. Included in that budget proposal is an increase of $350,000 in recurring funds for the South Carolina Arts Commission (restricted for grant-making across the state). In a budget year that has many large ticket items on the […]

Call for Art: America The Creative

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In a little under a month, a team of South Carolina arts advocates will travel to DC for National Arts Advocacy Day. This annual trip is our opportunity to sit down with our Congressional leaders face-to-face and discuss priorities facing the arts industry at the national level. With recent news reports that funding for the […]

National Arts Advocacy Day

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JOIN US IN D.C. MARCH 20 & 21 Each year, hundreds of Arts Advocates gather in Washington, DC for National Arts Advocacy Day. Hosted by Americans for the Arts, this annual meeting is your chance to voice your support to your Congressional representatives and senators, face-to-face. The South Carolina Arts Alliance leads a team from […]

2017 Arts Advocacy Day Recap

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THANK YOU! The 2017 South Carolina Arts Advocacy Day was a great day for the arts in our state, and it’s all thanks to YOU! Watch the video below to hear our advocates be introduced in the SC House of Representatives!   Here’s a recap of the day by the numbers: Over 200 Advocates at […]

Support the Arts in 2017!

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  The following is the text (amended for the web) of the Call to Action given by Executive Director, GP McLeer, at the 2017 Arts Advocacy Day Legislative Luncheon. Since last year’s Arts Advocacy Day, there have been a few changes. We have a new President, 18 new legislators in the SC Statehouse, a new Governor, […]