The wonderful local web company Butter Fat (www.butterfat.net) is almost finished building the CharlestonCulture.com website for the arts community in Charleston.
WOW! This is exciting news. This site will have it all and will have it completely independently of any other single organization in Charleston, the only people that are involved in promoting the site are the volunteer members of the CAC, they do not own or control the site, YOU DO, Charleston's Creative Community. Once complete, the creative community will have control over dispersing their own information and increase the visibility of the Arts by managing their own content. Yup, no big brother watching over.
A couple things that I'm excited about:
There are no advertisements on the site.
Individual artists (not just organizations) can post their own information and update it.
There is only a $20 fee to be a member of the site (and if you can't afford this there are scholarships available). The money generated from the site is 100% used to promote the site both locally and nationally.
I think more than anything else, the calendar, which any member can post their events on, is going to be wonderful. Imagine clicking on "Friday" and knowing every art "Happening" in town from the biggest music event to a small opening that a local painter or architect is having in their living room.
It's going to be amazing and is a very needed resource for Charleston. Thank you to everyone that has been donating their time to make it happen, especially the guys at Butter Fat.
Below is a sneak peak of what it will look like.
What is this?
This blog will be a resource for recording thoughts, ideas, schemes, and anything else that develops on the way to forming a unified voice and center for the Charleston arts community. Everything presented here is subject to change.
How does this work?
There will be a designated set of authors who will be responsible for posting topics for discussion, to begin with anyone may comment on a discussion topic or suggest a new post but only the authors may post new topics (this is mostly to avoid spamming and over posting). In time this can develop into an online wiki or discussion board style web page of information and ideas, but at the moment a blog is the most direct, immediate and open way to track the development of the ideas being developed. if you have a suggestion or want to post please send email to