The South Carolina Arts Commission was surprised with the Campeón Award by the Hispanic Alliance last week at its annual black-tie event, La Fiesta.
The Campeón Award recognizes organizations pioneering outreach to underserved communities. Winners of the award:
- bring partners together around social issues,
- affect courageous systemic change to leverage our collective ability to lift those in need,
- and create a supportive infrastructure where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.
From Hispanic Alliance Executive Director Adela Mendoza:
As our state’s Hispanic population grows, the arts can build a powerful and effective bridge between cultures. The [South Carolina] Arts Commission established a strategic partnership with the Hispanic Alliance in 2019 to build the organization’s capacity to foster connectivity, promote dialogue, and encourage greater understanding of the unique traditions that help build the mosaic of the American experience. This investment allowed Hispanic Alliance to make Greenville the first city on the East Coast to bring the internationally acclaimed Wings of the City exhibit. This was the first monumental public installation by a Mexican artist in Falls Park.
Accepting the award on behalf of the agency were Executive Director David Platts and Artist Development Director Ce Scott-Fitts.