October 14, 2010
Arts Commission grant provides operating support
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Philharmonic was awarded a $13,642 operating support grant for fiscal year 2011 by the S.C. Arts Commission.
“This funding from the S.C. Arts Commission gives our operating budget significant help and we’re glad to be able to leverage the state funding to help it go even farther,” 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 2010/2011 “Face the Music” season, which includes six 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 has performed and promoted high-quality, professional symphonic music for 47 years, serving the community’s needs for cultural development and education, entertainment and tourism. 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.
Jason Rapp, Communications Director
South Carolina Philharmonic
721 Lady Street, Suite B, Columbia SC 29201
(P) 803.771.7937 (F) 803.771.0268
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