State’s FY20 budget increases arts funding

$615,000 funding increase for SCAC

Today, for the second year in a row, NONE of the vetoes from Gov. Henry McMaster to the state budget passed by the General Assembly last week affect the South Carolina Arts Commission’s agency/program budget.
That results a $615,000 funding increase for the SCAC, Thank you to our legislators, the governor, and all the arts advocates who called, wrote, or emailed on behalf of the arts. 

Our statement

As the arts flourish in South Carolina, so does demand for additional funding. Thanks to this increase, the S.C. Arts Commission will: better meet higher grant demand from arts organizations across the state, strengthen new approaches to arts development in rural counties, and support ever-increasing demand for arts in education grants and initiatives.

It’s a great day in South Carolina!