Susie Surkamer appointed South Arts executive director

Congratulations to Susie Surkamer, former South Carolina Arts Commission executive director, for being named executive director of South Arts in Atlanta, GA.

Surkamer spent 35 years dedicating her career to the development of a thriving arts environment in South Carolina. Her work with the S.C. Arts Commission began in 1974 when she joined the Commission as a dancer-in-residence. In 1994 she became executive director of the Commission and served in that role until 2009. Guided by her vision, the agency earned a national reputation as a leader in the arts for its work in arts education reform, rural arts development, design arts and other initiatives.

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About South Arts: South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization and was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts examines the arts environment and cultural trends from a regional perspective comprising nine states—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. For more information, visit

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