President Trump Calls for Elimination of NEA

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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 […]

Arts Advocacy Week | February 5 – 9

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  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 […]

Breaking: Arts Funding Restored!

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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 […]

House Overrides Veto! Senate Up Next.

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On their first day back in session, the SC House voted 101-9 to OVERRIDE Veto #24 – Arts Commission. Veto #24 eliminated $350,000, allocated for grants, from the SC Arts Commission’s current budget. Now the Veto heads to the Senate (most likely January 11) for a vote. A 2/3 majority is required to override a […]

Gov. McMaster Proposed Arts Funding in FY2019

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On January 8, Gov. Henry McMaster released his proposed FY2019 Executive Budget (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019). This budget represents the priorities the Governor sets for the year. While the Legislature ultimately writes and passes a budget, the Governor always proposes their own version of the budget to encourage legislators to set budget […]

Arts Alert: Governor McMaster Vetoes Arts Funding

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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 […]

Update! Tax Reform

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  UPDATE – DECEMBER 20, 2017 After approving their own versions of tax reform, the US House and Senate’s Conference Committee worked out the differences between the two versions of the legislation. That final version was approved by both bodies today (December 20). While there are almost countless changes, the following were key areas we […]

The New Standard

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Haven’t you always wondered how teachers knew what to teach? They’re called “standards”, and they’re the backbone of classroom instruction. They provide students, teachers, parents, and the public at large, a look into what students are learning in their school.And in the arts, we’ve got shiny new ones to show off in 2018! In this […]

Free Donor Software Lunch & Learn

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Join us in Greenville on January 30 for a FREE Lunch & Learn to hear from our friends at CharityProud about best practices for online donor management, and learn about how their SC-grown company approaches donor relations and online solutions. Join us for a demonstration of CRM best practices and learn about the Charleston-based donor […]

QuickBooks Made Easy Workshop!

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  The South Carolina Arts Alliance, in cooperation with the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, is announcing a workshop for arts nonprofits on the subject of QuickBooks, the most commonly used financial accounting software for nonprofits and small businesses, on January 18, 2018 at the College of Charleston’s North […]