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  • Crews working inside Dock Street Theatre

Earlier today, the S.C. Budget Conference Committee finished their deliberations on the state budget, which included the S.C. Arts Commission’s requests to bring their state funding close to pre-recession levels. The details have been released, and the state’s arts community seems to have made out fairly well.

The SCAC received funding for two of their three requests:

$1,000,000 in recurring funds for statewide grants to local arts organizations, schools, and other community arts provider
$25,000 in one-time funding for planning of a Cultural Districts Designation Program

The request that was not funded was $30,000 in recurring funds to support professional development for state artists and entrepreneurs.