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

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

We Need YOUR Feedback

Dear Friends,
If possible, please answer the following question by tommorrow at
Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
Based upon a recent study of the NEA, audience attendance for arts events is rapidly decreasing. Have you found this to be true at your events? If so, when did it begin or can you offer any specific statistics or other thoughts to be shared with the Post and Courier?

The Post and Courier is running an article analyzing participation in the various arts groups in Charleston. In light of a recent study conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts, which states that turn out of arts events is rapidly decreasing, they hope to compare the city to national trends and see if the occurrences have any correlation to the economy or if there is something else driving arts participation.