As the art scene in coastal SC is exploding, a need for performance space to accommodate this boom is an issue, as some communities don’t have enough affordable space for all arts groups to host events. But positive things are happening. In September 2011, Pure Theatre took over the Charleston Ballet Theatre’s space on King Street, and has since continued to rack in great reviews in its 9th season. Colleton County Arts Council last year settled into their newly rented space from SC Artisans Center in downtown Walterboro, and continues to be a great resource for children and adults to experience the arts in a variety of ways. In Beaufort, ARTworks and USC-B’s Performing Arts Center have great space and popular support. And Hampton County Arts Council’s Palmetto Theatre is more impressive with every visit. The Lowcountry is taking strides to tackle this issue and support its ever-growing art scene, but some groups still have to beg and borrow for space.
January 27, 2021CCF now accepting applications for the Facebook Grant for Sustaining Black Communities in Tri-County region
Coastal Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Facebook Grant for Sustaining Black Communities, which will provide funding for…Continue Reading CCF now accepting applications for the Facebook Grant for Sustaining Black Communities in Tri-County region
January 19, 2021Public Schools of Innovation: what they are, what they’re not, and how they can promote equity in SC education
With access to high-quality education and opportunities, children will have the ability to change the trajectory of their lives and their families’ lives for generations to come. One concept we’re strongly supporting to bring immediate solutions to communities that are most in need is the expansion of Public Schools of Innovation in school districts across the state.Continue Reading Public Schools of Innovation: what they are, what they’re not, and how they can promote equity in SC education