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

Monday, December 7, 2009

Creative Charleston Survey for New Carolina/Parliament

Hello Creative Charleston!

New Carolina/Parliament (the people that brig you Pecha Kucha Night Charleston) and Charleston Regional Development Alliance are asking your help with a study being conducted on the ways in which the arts contribute to the economy of the Charleston Region. We are asking all artists, musicians, and craftspeople in the region to fill out a short online survey about the “business” side of your artistic endeavor. We want to know more about the kind of art you practice and how your important work helps our region’s economy. Too often the arts and creativity are left out of economic development plans—this is your chance to help us document and demonstrate the importance of the arts in the Charleston region.

We want to stress that all your responses will be kept confidential and if there are any questions that you would rather not answer, then you can skip those. We don’t ask for your name with the exception of asking if you would be willing to be contacted for any follow-up interviews. You are under no obligation to leave your name, however.
The survey can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/charlestonart. It will take you no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. We encourage you to complete the survey at your earliest convenience and please forward this email to any fellow friends in the creative economy.

We are so grateful for your assistance. Your participation is critical. Remember the survey can be found at http://tinyurl.com/charlestonart.

Thank you,
Beth Meredith