SCAC announces changes to remaining ‘Canvass’ events

Schedule altered in response to COVID-19

Official Statement from the S.C. Arts Commission
on remaining ‘Canvass of the People’ events

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An image of COVID-19, courtesy of CDC

To best serve South Carolina citizens and exercise caution considering COVID-19, 2019 Novel Coronavirus, the S.C. Arts Commission is announcing changes to two scheduled public forum events.

  1. A “Canvass of the People 2020” public forum on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Hanahan, South Carolina has been canceled. Those planning to attend the event can still participate in the process of forming a new long-range plan for the arts in South Carolina by taking the online survey in English or Spanish on
  2. A “Canvass of the People 2020” public forum on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina will now take place online via Zoom. Further details on how to access the meeting will be shared on and S.C. Arts Commission social media accounts as they become available.

These changes come from a desire to best serve constituents by taking an abundance of caution as we monitor the spread of COVID-19 in the state. To that end, the agency is canceling non-essential meetings and events in the coming weeks and adjusting the details of essential meetings and events case-by-case.

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About the South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts CommissionWith a commitment to excellence across the spectrum of our state’s cultures and forms of expression, the South Carolina Arts Commission pursues its public charge to develop a thriving arts environment, which is essential to quality of life, education, and economic vitality for all South Carolinians.

Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing grants, direct programs, staff assistance and partnerships in three key areas:

  • arts education,
  • community arts development,
  • and artist development.

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, visit or call 803.734.8696.