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Background: “The Art of Community: Rural S.C.”
On March 15 and 16, a group of arts advisors from the Promise Zone and leaders from other parts of the state and nation met to showcase the S.C. Arts Commission’s initiative known as “The Art of Community: Rural S.C.” Participants hailed from as far away as Iowa, Vermont, Indiana, Georgia and Washington, D.C. Read more →
DEC. 4, 2015 | All the ink goes to tax breaks and incentives when a community is successful in attracting a new employer, but the recruiting of an economic development prospect involves everything, including arts and culture.
Often potential economic development factors like the arts and culture are overlooked.
Susan DuPlessis of the South Carolina Arts Commission, said, “It is all so knitted together that sometimes it is difficult to tease out all these different pieces.” Culture and the arts, she explained, is a vital part of a community’s quality of life “that helps make a place that people want to be.”