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Saturday, May 8, 2010

SC Artists Retreat May 15-16

The South Carolina Arts Commission is hosting the 2nd annual statewide Artists Retreat next weekend, May 15 & 16 at Hand Middle School in Columbia, SC. Make sure you register ASAP.

From the SC Arts Commission site:
"You'll have numerous chances to learn about your fellow artists, their interests and current projects. You'll also have time to try your hand at some new artistic endeavors, and together we'll focus on envisioning our future and bringing the vision to life. Sessions will be led in a relaxed atmosphere by artists from South Carolina and beyond.

All this (and lunch each day) for only $45. Attendance is limited, so register today!"

This program is part of the South Carolina Artists Venture Initiative. You can learn more about the retreat and register at their blog here.

The S.C. Artists' Ventures Initiative, a broad-reaching project at the Arts Commission, is dedicated to improving conditions for S.C. artists by helping them develop the knowledge and skills to build satisfying, sustainable careers.

This is an incredible opportunity to connect with artists from across the state, learn more about the SC Arts Commission and the incredible resource they are, and there will even be mini Pecha Kucha's--if you've ever been to Pecha Kucha Night in Charleston or any other city, you already know how awesome they are.
This whole retreat is about helping you as artists grow your art and your careers, looking at the needs of the individual and the community, and how we can work together for the benefit of us all.

So make sure you get signed up for this incredible opportunity immediately. We'll see you in Columbia!