12/6 UPDATE: Take a look at available grants

News and new grant funding opportunities and resources for the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone

UPDATE OVERVIEW

logo_updateIn this update, you will find new information and recent news on a variety of topics, including:

NEWS:   Read about how a small group of Walterboro citizens has embraced a new opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community through arts and culture.

LEARNING:   A new mapping tool as well as links to great online grant resources.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:  There are lots of new and current funding opportunities, plus many for which deadlines are approaching.  See below for a comprehensive list of what’s new and available.

RESOURCES:  This section provides links to studies and stories that you may find helpful. Read more

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Walterboro project engages citizens through arts, culture

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Gary Brightwell and a local team celebrate their participation in The Art of Community: Rural S.C., an initiative of the South Carolina Arts Commission. The Walterboro Team includes (L to R) First Row: Eartha Cunningham, Jill Chadwick, Jason Cook, and Gary Brightwell; Second Row: Jennie Meetze, Kevin Griffin and Michelle Strickland.

By the S.C. Arts Commission  |  A small group of Walterboro citizens has embraced a new opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community through involvement with the South Carolina Arts Commission.

For several months, Gary Brightwell, director of the Colleton Museum, Farmers Market and Commercial Kitchen, has been leading a team to consider issues local citizens face and how arts and culture might be incorporated to address one or more of those challenges. Last spring, when the South Carolina Arts Commission reached out about a pilot program, The Art of Community: Rural S.C., Brightwell answered the call.  She agreed to serve as the “maven,” or connector, for Colleton County. Today, as part of the Art of Community initiative, she and her team are exploring the most relevant ways to connect local citizens with issues related to food, health and agriculture and adding a dose of arts and culture as a binder. Read more

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11/16 UPDATE: Review new grant opportunities

News and new grant funding opportunities and resources for the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone

UPDATE OVERVIEW

logo_updateIn this update, you will find new information and recent news on a variety of topics, including:

NEWS:   Town halls will be held today (Nov. 16) in Barnwell, on Thursday in Allendale and Monday in Hampton to brief leaders and interested parties on what’s been happening in the Promise Zone.

COMING EVENTS: The S.C. Arts Commission’s Susan DuPlessis will be part of a free Thursday webinar on how to strengthen rural development through cooperation.  Take a look below and join the one-hour presentation online..

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:  There are a host of new and current funding opportunities, plus many for which deadlines are approaching.  See below for a comprehensive list of what’s new and available.

RESOURCES:  This section provides links to studies and stories that you may find helpful. Read more

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REMINDER: Town hall meetings set for Wednesday in Barnwell, Thursday in Allendale

Another town hall will be next week in Hampton

Leaders of community organizations and neighborhoods are invited to attend town hall meetings Wednesday in Barnwell and Thursday in Allendale to get updates on progress in the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone.  A similar meeting is set for next Monday in Hampton.  Click the more button to see the schedule. Read more

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