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Funding Restored for South Carolina Arts Commission!

State legislators met over the past two days to consider overrides of Gov. Nikki Haley’s vetoes to the state budget. Two of these vetoes impacted funding for the South Carolina Arts Commission. Veto #1 completely eliminated funding for the South Carolina Arts Commission, resulting in the agency closing its doors on June 9. Veto #21 […]

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South Carolina Governor Vetoes Arts Funding

Editors Note: Click here for an update on this story. In response to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s decision to veto funding for the South Carolina Arts Commission, Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, issued the following statement: “In vetoing funding for the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC), Gov. Nikki […]

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Reflections of an Arts Administrator on her Umpteenth Americans for the Arts Convention

My first convention was in 1983 or 1984 in Hartford, when the then National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies met with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. (Those were not only the pre-digital years, but the period when the acronyms – NALAA and NASAA – were more in alignment.) I was a fresh-faced community […]

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