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Monday, February 22, 2010

SC Arts Commission Forum Coming to Charleston March 29, 2010

Please join the Charleston Arts Coalition at the Open Forum hosted by the South Carolina Arts Commission to contribute your vision for the future of the arts in our state!
North Charleston City Hall, Monday, March 29th 6:45 - 8 pm

From Charleston City Paper:
S.C. Arts Commission seeking public input on the arts
State of the Arts
by Christina Janke

The South Carolina Arts Commission wants to hear from you. They are holding seven forums across the state to get public feedback on the arts.

“We want to have the public say what they value in the arts in their community,” says Communications Director Milly Hough, who describes the forums as a sort of brainstorming session. “We want to hear what they want to see happen, what’s already there that they love ... Different communities bring in different values.”

They’re looking for ideas on what to put into their upcoming long-range plans that will span over the next 10 years, starting in 2011. Hough encourages everyone, not just artists, art educators, or media personnel, to come to these forums so there can be a more widespread idea of what people really want to see happen in the arts.

The first forum will be held at the Columbia Museum of Art on February 22. There will be one coming to the North Charleston City Hall on March 29. For more information, visit southcarolinaarts.com or call Milly Hough at (803) 734-8698.