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The show can go on, governor says

S.C. arts venues, festivals cleared to reopen Aug. 3

[caption id="attachment_27031" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Artisphere Artisphere in Greenville, 2016. File Hub photo.[/caption]

Arts centers and festivals may resume holding public events, albeit within guidelines that call for reduced capacity and social distancing, Gov. Henry McMaster announced yesterday afternoon.

The announcement covers performing arts centers and festivals, but also amphitheaters, concert venues, and theaters of all types, among others. Special requirements pertaining to the arts include mandatory mask usage; capacity of 50% or 250, whichever is less; and the cessation of alcohol sales by 11 p.m., already required of bars and restaurants. [caption id="attachment_36942" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Well, not like this, but you get the idea.[/caption]

Additional reopening materials for arts and culture

Our partners at the South Carolina Arts Alliance developed a reopening guideline in June that might help arts leaders walk through reopening. These guidelines are referenced in the Festival/Event guidelines above but are not necessarily part of the "required" guidelines issued by the Governor. Click here to read more. The SCAC is tracking reopening resources on its COVID-19 response page. As with most things in 2020, the situation here is evolving. The intent of the SCAC, and therefore The Hub, is to provide constituents factual information so they can decide their best path through the pandemic for themselves.

Jason Rapp

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts seeks executive director

RiverCenter Performing ArtsRiverCenter of Columbus, Ga., seeks a Performing Arts Facility professional with a grounding in all aspects of performing arts facility management: diversified programming, community partnerships, fundraising, marketing, concessions, front of house, ticketing, rentals, board relations, and backstage/technical operations. This person will become the face of RiverCenter in the community and will have the managerial skills and facility experience to take RiverCenter to its next level of achievement. RiverCenter is poised to dream big dreams. Desired qualifications:

  • A background in working closely with universities and community user groups and experience in reporting directly to a board of trustees for a 501(c)(3) organization would be assets.
  • A minimum of five to seven years as either a chief executive offer or in a senior leadership role of increasing responsibility in performing arts facilities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of many performing arts forms and all aspects of arts venue management.
  • An industry professional with existing networks within the cultural sector and a personal vision of how the arts and arts education play a role within the life of a community.
  • A graduate degree in arts, arts management, or not-for-profit administration is preferred.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits package. Deadline for applications: April 13, 2015. Visit Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates' website for complete job details and application process..