Upcoming Workshops Scheduled
South Carolina is blessed with an abundance of natural and man-made gifts – historic cities that attract tourists from all over the world, pristine beaches that stretch for hundreds of miles, and small towns that offer a unique glimpse into days gone by. From the coast to the Blue Ridge mountains, South Carolina offers a range of recreational and cultural activities for residents and visitors alike.
Those cultural activities help drive a creative sector that generates an economic output of more than $9.7 billion, supporting 115,000 jobs and contributing $269 million to South Carolina’s state revenue base.
South Carolina AIR
The South Carolina Arts Commission is the lead organization for South Carolina AIR. We hosted our first facilitator training in January 2019, and the first Shift workshop is scheduled for June 2019 in the town of Andrews (Georgetown County). Other communities identified as workshop sites include Chester and Orangeburg.
AIR fits seamlessly into the S.C. Arts Commission’s community development goal: “to stimulate the development of South Carolina’s culturally diverse arts resources and organizations and promote creative partnerships to improve the quality of our lives, preserve our cultural heritage and enhance our economic growth.” Our goal with AIR is to identify, support and engage teams of artists, business owners and community members to work together, especially in communities affected by job losses, under-employment and unemployment related to the state’s changing economics. We believe that harnessing the creative talents of those community members and supporting them in their work will result in successful ventures that benefit that community and the state at-large.
For details about workshops, facilitators, and implementation projects you can contact these AIR affiliates:
South Carolina Arts Commission
La Ruchala Murphy
Grants Coordinator & County Coordinator
SHIFT WORKSHOP Community PRojects
COMING SOON – Our first workshops are scheduled in June 2019.