We just posted a final edit of a story about a proposed arts council.

Here’s a taste:

There’s movement toward establishing an entity, or “arts council,” that would serve arts groups during this historic economic crisis.

You might not know it. Lately, all we’ve been hearing is squabbling about who’s included and who’s not.

But this effort is happening, albeit slowly, and important steps are being taken to make sure every arts organization has a chance to participate.

George Stevens, president of the Coastal Community Foundation, an organization handling millions of dollars in charitable giving, is scheduled to speak at the board meeting of the League of Charleston Theatres on Dec. 8.

Ellen Dressler Moryl, director of the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs, which manages Piccolo Spoleto and other cultural events, is also scheduled to speak.

The move is a positive sign to arts groups worried they were excluded from efforts to promote holiday shows staged by the Big Three: the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Ballet Theatre, and Charleston Stage.

Full story . . .