Arts advocates urged to gather in Columbia

S.C. Arts Alliance announces summit for arts

The state’s annual Arts Advocacy Week is getting an overhaul with the S.C. Arts Alliance’s announcement of the launch of the South Carolina Arts Summit, scheduled for Feb. 12-13 in Columbia.

Advocacy Week combines the voices of advocates across the state at the same time, reaching legislators and community leaders with a message on the important role the arts play in our communities. Registration is now open. On the schedule are events spread over two days.

  • The first day, the Alliance will devote time to get attendees up to speed on issues and then train them on how to talk with legislators, feed into a public forum of the S.C. Arts Commission’s Canvass of the People, and end the day with a creatives networking session—all at the partnering Columbia Museum of Art.
  • Start the next day, Arts Advocacy Day, by enjoying a breakfast with state arts leaders before heading out for scheduled visits with legislators. Afterward, a rally on the Statehouse steps culminates the summit.

Full summit registration is $120 per person, and there are á la carte and free options as well. Learn more about pricing from the S.C. Arts Alliance.