Arts Council of Beaufort County

Rating: 4.86 stars   43 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 482 2127 Boundary Street Beaufort SC 29901 USA

Mission: We’re the primary local arts organization in the Lowcountry and historic Beaufort, SC.  We are tireless advocates for local artists, educators, and cultural organizations.  We award quarterly grants in support of arts-based opportunities and advise anyone with cultural ideas, potential projects, or needs. We actively market the arts in Beaufort County through our Quarterly ArtNews and our website.  Our three guiding goals are to be leaders and innovators in Incubating the Arts, Cultural Tourism and Arts Education.  We are recognized around the state of South Carolina as a leading local arts agency and an innovator on all fronts.  In 1999 Governor James Hodges awarded our organization with the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award as South Carolina’s most outstanding arts organization.  We are very proud of our work, our community’s cultural identity, and the creative energy that makes Beaufort a remarkable County.
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I have a small traveling resident theatre company catering to seniors in retirement homes, senior centers and life care facilities. We would not exist without the advice and support of the Arts Council of Beaufort County. Jenny and JW Rhone have offered their knowledge and support every on every step of our journey. They have not only supported our small company, but have ccreated a wonderful space for artists to perform, paint, design and teach.
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ARTworks is contageous. I hope this lives on for many, many years in Beaufort

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a professional award winning Low Country artist living & creating in this area for 21 yrs. In my experience this Arts Council of Beaufort County is the very best so far! The dedication and energy that JW ,Jenny, Lisa plus the many members & volunteers tirelessly bring to Beaufort County is a full range or art endeavors. As a working artist , I depend on the Art's News for information & events. It is times like this budget crunch that remind us to look at our priorities , culture defines a community. I believe this Art's Council is well deserving of the $5,000.
Support of the arts builds character & joy of living from the youth to the young at heart.

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Visual & Musical Art's

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LOL move it to Port Royal SC :) really!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

The Arts Council is the heart and soul of the ARTS in our area! So grateful for their knowledge and expertise. Their varied means of communication are perfect for arts-minded folks like me, constantly keeping us updated on the pulse of the Arts - where to go, what's available, how to get involved - LOVE IT! Walking into their Boundary Street location is a breath of fresh air - artists all around, art to enjoy, a welcoming atmosphere! Can't beat it! I love the classes they offer for young people. My children have taken numerous classes and many of my students are enrolled right now. They make every effort to help those in need still have the opportunity to participate as well.

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In many ways. My children and I have participated in many arts classes - pottery, theater, movie making, etc. Our family has attended many community events sponsored by the Arts Council. On one occasion I taught an afterschool class as a community artist). I have participated in the local Chalk Festival (It was such a fun family event). About 4 years ago my school was the recipient of a grant for a theater performance. The list goes on and on....

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Bring back the Chalk Festival! :) We miss it!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

ARTworks literally changed my life last year, when I was in play and got to know the space, the management, and the vision they had for the arts, particularly in my meidum of choice, theater. I then produced and directed a play there last summer that "success" doesn't begin to describe, especially to me, since I had struggled with little success to find a place to put up the shows I wanted to do for almost a decade. Now I consider it my second home, and I continue to be thrilled at watching people discover what ARTworks has to offer actors and audiences alike.The word is so overused, but ARworks really is AMAZING!

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innumerable ways, but at the very least in camaraderie, creative fulfillment, and general joy.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

take over a business next door and create another theater/gallery space!

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have been a resident artist, member and volunteer for ACBC. I have had many great experience with the organization and I feel that they are a great, and underappreciated voice for the arts in Beaufort County.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really expand awareness for the arts, and support for local artists and students.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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I had such a great time. We truly collaborated. I was truly inspired!! Watch out Beaufort!! Art IS Business, and Art makes Business Better...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the collaboration of creatives

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Change the World

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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