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Intellectual Property for the Arts Workshop

Artists, authors, journalists, script writers, singers/song writers, musicians and others working in and managing the arts are encouraged to attend the  Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop for the Arts Community on Wednesday, May 29 from 1 p.m.  - 5:30 p.m. at the Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Highlights of the workshop include the creation and protection of copyrights and the realities of royalties, marketing, setting financial goals and structuring agreements. The structuring of deals in the arts and entertainment industry can be unique and creative, and workshop participants will learn how to extend their creativity to the business aspect of their careers and how to market the value of their creative works. The program will feature a mix of national and state leaders and their success stories, as well as provide the opportunity for participants to interact with state and local entertainment industry business leaders and executives. The registration cost of $65 per person covers the half-day workshop and the reception that follows. The workshop is produced in association with the City of North Charleston, City of Charleston, the National IP Taskforce, South Carolina Film Council, Youth Endowment for the Arts, the Darla Moore School of Business, and the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts. “The collective mix of co-producers who have stepped forward are vital partners in the event’s success," said North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey. "Bringing focus to the knowledge of intellectual property will help build a much stronger arts and entertainment community with more opportunity for commercial success and prosperity." Program details and registration information are available online. Via: City of North Charleston  

The economic impact of South Carolina’s creative industries

How many dollars are generated by the creative industries in South Carolina? How many jobs are supported? The answers can be found in "South Carolina's Creative Cluster: A Catalyst for Economic Development." This 12-page report presents results from a study of the creative economy associated with the arts, design, craft and related activities in S.C. This activity revolves around a "creative cluster," or set of interrelated industries, that thrive together. Researchers at the Darla Moore School of Business at USC analyzed 2008 data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, to develop the report. Dr. Doug Woodward, director of the Division of Research at the Moore School, wrote the report. The major finding? Creative enterprise in the state has a core impact of $9.2 billion and 78,682 jobs and a full impact of $13.3 billion and 107,614 jobs. The report can be downloaded from the South Carolina Arts Commission's website. South Carolina's Creative Industries