September 11, 2013
SCP benefits from S.C. Arts Commission support
The South Carolina Philharmonic was awarded a $24,036 operating support grant for fiscal year 2014 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 2013/2014 “Thank You” season, in which the orchestra celebrates 50 seasons with seven colorful, distinct Masterworks Series concerts.
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, celebrating its 50th season in 2013/2014.
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