Official Statement from the S.C. Arts Commission
As Hurricane Ian began making its way to our coastline, the South Carolina Arts Commission prioritized being ready to assist members of the creative community who might be affected.
Our communications channels provided resources for readiness, and our team started preparing for what might come after the storm.
Now that the winds and rain are gone, their effects linger. Our team is ready to assist artists and arts organizations who suffered because of storm-related:
- Closures or cancellations
- Damage to facilities
- Damage to artwork or equipment
Our professionals can connect you with recovery resources. If you are in need of assistance, will you please take a brief survey to help our team know your needs?
The SCAC might share this information with legislators and other funders. While we do not currently have relief funding available, having information on hand is helpful if that changes. Appropriate staff are ready to help connect you with resources from other funders.
All of us at the SCAC are certainly thinking of those who are victims of Ian, and it is our goal to do all we can to restore strength and vitality to South Carolina’s creative community.
PS: Hurricane season is not over, and earthquakes are oddly regular nowadays in South Carolina. If 2022 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to be prepared. Visit the SCAC’s emergency preparedness page for resources to get yourself and your organization ready for whatever comes next.