The Hub wants to let you in on a little secret: We get a tad giddy when we get to put together posts like this.
Grants are one of the four ways we accomplish our mission at the South Carolina Arts Commission. Through the current fiscal year, this agency is proud to have sent a total of almost $77 million in grant money to South Carolina artists, arts organizations, and schools since 1967 to make life more enjoyable and rounded for everybody here. Everybody.
So when a grantee is given the spotlight because of the way its grant is put to work, yes – we get happy. It’s tangible. It shows, in plain view, the importance of public support for the arts.
One such example is Cane Bay Elementary School in Summerville, which received a $9,730 grant to become an Arts in Basic Curriculum Project site and make arts experiences more diverse and accessible to its students. Based on the story today in the Summerville Journal Scene, they’ve done just that:
By enhancing the hallways with display boards, collaborative art projects and sensory panels, students traveling from class to class can now interact with the arts in new ways.
Students, staff and parents have been invited to participate in a community rock garden project that will be installed in front of the school this summer.
Cane Bay Elementary has also started its own Creative Cobras Art Club for students in third and fourth grade and enhanced their choral program by utilizing props and lighting for the first time.
Read the full story here.