October 25, 2012
S.C. Arts Commission grant provides operating support to SCP
The South Carolina Philharmonic was awarded a $15,892 operating support grant for fiscal year 2013 by the S.C. Arts Commission.
“This grant from the S.C. Arts Commission not only supports the programs of the SCP, but validates our work so that we can leverage further support from private funding sources in the community.,” said SCP Executive Director Rhonda Hunsinger.
Local residents can see how the Arts Commission grant and local funds benefit the SCP by visiting www.SCPhilharmonic.com to preview the 2012/2013 “be there” season, which includes five remaining concerts in the Masterworks Series.
The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission is working to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina and by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com or call 803. 734.8696.
About the SCP
An independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, the South Carolina Philharmonic entertains, educates, enriches and excites diverse audiences throughout the Midlands and beyond since 1964. The introduction of Music Director Morihiko Nakahara in 2008/2009 ushered in a New Era of Artistic Excellence that is allowing the orchestra to move forward and become the Midlands pre-eminent performing arts group.
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