Re-Enrollment Closes December 15!

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Do you buy your insurance through the individual market? Do you need some help in finding out what the right coverage for you and your family may be? The deadline to re-enroll in healthcare plans across the country is December 15. While most individuals get their coverage through their employers, many artists or arts administrators […]

Above the Fold

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At the core of every piece of art, in every medium, is a story. We have always used art to tell our stories, and we’re slightly addicted to them – telling them, hearing them, capturing them, and hearing them. In fact, we love stories so much, that we have an entire industry dedicated to telling […]

Second Lady Karen Pence Announces Art Therapy Platform

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Today, Second Lady Karen Pence announced that her chosen platform will be raising awareness for art therapy in the United States. A former elementary school teacher, Second Lady Pence also has a Masters degree in Art Education. While First Lady of Indiana, Mrs. Pence was a vocal advocate for the art therapy field. In her […]

Say Hello to CreativeSC!

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Leadership Development for Creatives The first and only statewide leadership development program for the entire creative sector. After over a year of planning, we’re so excited to unveil our newest program at the SC Arts Alliance, CreativeSC. In 2016 the SCAA updated its mission statement and created a new strategic plan. Both of those included […]

New Memberships Announced!

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Join for Free Today! Starting today, we’ve changed our membership model! We now have a simple and streamlined membership that gives the arts an even more powerful voice in South Carolina. Our previous model consisted of tiered donations, but today we roll out a new and simpler model that makes our advocacy umbrella larger, and […]

Mind the Gap

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Have you ever had to book a gig for your band, or hire a band for an event? Didn’t you think it was a little too complex in this digital age? Brandon did. Join us as we speak to Charleston-based musician and entrepreneur Brandon Brooks about how he identified and filled a real gap in […]

“The Dive” Podcast Launched!

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The SC Arts Alliance is excited to announce the launch of “The Dive”, a new bi-monthly podcast focused on the nitty gritty of creativity in South Carolina. Listen in as our executive director, GP McLeer talks with creative leaders across the state in an effort to dive deep into the details of creative trends in […]

Executive Director Named to National Advisory Council

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South Carolina Arts Alliance executive director, George Patrick “GP” McLeer, was recently named to the State Arts Action Network Council (SAAN). The SAAN is a national network of arts advocacy organizations and is a program of Americans for the Arts, the national arts service and advocacy organization. GP was elected by his peers to serve […]

Creative Pillars Report Released!

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Creative Professionals Need More Than Art! After wrapping up our Creative Pillars forum series on August 8 in Hartsville, we are happy to release our report on the feedback we received from you, the creative professional, at each of the three forums we held across the state. Each forum focused on the central question: What […]

House Committee Adopts NEA Budget Numbers

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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 […]