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Call for Applications: SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities

The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is now accepting applications for summer programs and the tuition-free, residential high school. All South Carolina residents in grades 6-11 are eligible to apply online at SCGSAH.org for the 2021-2022 school year. Located in downtown Greenville, the Governor’s School offers pre-professional training in creative writing, dance, drama, music, and visual arts. Students attend from all over the state to learn from established, practicing artists in an environment that provides the resources needed to hone their artistic abilities including specialized arts studios, state-of-the-art performance halls, dedicated rehearsal spaces and a world-class library. Application deadlines vary by program. Apply by Nov. 30 to receive an application fee waiver.

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2021 North Charleston Arts Fest Participation Opportunities

Regional and local artists and performers in the areas of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, media arts, and literature are invited to apply to perform or present during 2021 North Charleston Arts Fest, April 28-May 2. The five-day celebration of the arts offers an array of events and activities including concerts, theatre presentations, exhibitions and installations, children’s programs, workshops, and demonstrations, throughout the City of North Charleston. The review panel will select applicants from all art disciplines to create a mix of free and ticketed events that are geared to meet the interests of a cross-section of ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Deadline for submission of artist applications: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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Museum Matinee: South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. III

The 2020 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. III. This 30-minute film explores two famous ghosts with roots on Pawley’s Island: “The Gray Man” and “Alice of the Hermitage.” The program also investigates “Bubba the Ghost” at the South Carolina State Museum and the ghosts of the University of South Carolina’s Longstreet Theatre; and the Carolina Stories crew travels to Charleston to unearth tales of buried treasure and other legendary pirate stories. The free screening is October 28th at 1 p.m.

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South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. II

The 2020 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. II. The film takes a spine-tingling look at the Palmetto State’s ghosts, legends, and other chilling mysteries. From the scenic Upstate to the moss-canopied streets of the Coast, ETV goes on hair-raising jaunts through cemeteries, a college bell tower, a haunted railroad, and other sites, uncovering the stories that have persisted for decades. The free screening is October 21st at 1 p.m.

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Transforming the Grand Strand: Hurricane Hazel

October 15th, 1954, Hurricane Hazel slammed into the Grand Strand as a Category 4 hurricane on a full moon high tide and forever changed the area. The 2020 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Transforming the Grand Strand: Hurricane Hazel, locally produced by Stages Video, reconstructing the devastating impact of Hurricane Hazel on Myrtle Beach and Horry County through interviews with survivors, archival photographs and film footage. The free screening is October 14th at 1 p.m.

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Museum Matinee: South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. I

The 2020 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with South Carolina Ghosts & Legends Vol. I, a 30-minute film tracking the legends and lore from South Carolina’s past. It's a haunting journey from the Old Exchange Dungeon in Charleston to the Abbeville Opera House in the Upstate, searching for the Lands’ End Ghost that walks the Carolina coast and - maybe the most famous of all - the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp. The free screening will be held October 7th, starting at 1 p.m.

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Development Insiders: From Landing an Agent to Landing Distribution

Indie Grants invites you to Development Insiders: From Landing an Agent to Landing Distribution, a free virtual workshop presented by Steve Muller and Kip Konwiser. "Super Agent" Muller, who has worked with Innovative Artists Agency and is head of Talent & Comedy, kicks off the workshop sharing his experience as a working agent, with insights on how talent is discovered, packaged and marketed. Primetime-Emmy-Award-winning producer Kip Konwiser will then illuminate the process of development, financing, production and distribution of today’s movies, television and live events. This Zoom webinar is November 7th, starting at 11 a.m. and lasting approximately four hours. Registration is required.

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Online Film Screening: ART/new york No. 39– Robert Colescott: An American Original

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston presents a virtual screening of "ART/new york – Robert Colescott: An American Original," September 29th at 7 p.m. The 1993 film looks at paintings by Colescott as seen in a 1982 mid-career exhibition at the Phyllis Kind Gallery in SOHO. In a lengthy interview, Colescott addresses issues that pertain to his role as an African American in contemporary art, depicting race relations, politics, religion, social status, and historical events with irony and an acerbic sense of humor. Viewers will be able to submit questions for a Q&A with the film's director, Paul Tschinkel, following the screening. RSVP to halsey@cofc.edu.

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The Laramie Project – 20th Anniversary (Virtual) Production

Proud Mary Theatre Company in Spartanburg launches its fourth season with a 20th anniversary production of The Laramie Project, the powerful and award-winning play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in 1998. The company’s first full in-person production since February 2020 is being filmed for streaming purposes, without an audience and within strict social distance parameters, at the performance space at the Artists Collective Spartanburg. The virtual multimedia experience is available for streaming October 6th through 12th.

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Online Film Screening: Feathers of Fire

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston presents an online screening of the film version of "Feathers of Fire," a shadow puppet play based on the Persian epic poem, "Shahnameh." The vibrant graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the Middle East, are rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography, and digital animation, all of which come to life in a “live animation” shadow casting technique performed against a cinema-size screen. The story is an action-packed tale of Zaul and Rudabeh, two star-crossed lovers of old Persia. The screening begins at at 7 p.m. October 27th, followed by a Zoom Q&A with designer and director Hamid Rahmanian. The event is free, but an RSVP is required; reserve your spot by emailing Bryan Granger at grangerbw@cofc.edu.