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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Rating: 5 stars  

Arts Council / ARTworks offers it ALL for the arts ... the performing arts, the visual arts, & the literary arts. They nurture our community through programs & workshops for adults, children & their resident artists. Their advocacy and communications for the arts throughout Beaufort County is all-encompassing. Their commitment to fiscal responsibility for the organization and its donors remains solid. It's been an honor to serve on this board and work with the staff over many years.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing their fiscal responsibility to the organization and their donors and participating in arts events they've sponsored for the Beaufort community.

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

continue to build the board and committees for this very relevant organization for our community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Before I became a member of the board, I always enjoyed the atrs scene in Beaufort, which included various activities and events put on by the ACBC. So I was pleased to become a board member and become more actively involved in fundraising and helping out wherever I can. The arts are a very big part of Beaufort and the ACBC is definitely a leading organization when it comes promoting the arts in all forms.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

recently seeing all the people who came out to meet Jonathan Green (in bad weather) at his art show in Beaufort which was put on and sponsored by ACBC.

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

just about everything

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated and fun to be around.

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

make a huge difference in the quality and quantity of the experiences that they offer to the community. Basically - reach more people, especially children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My experience as a board member and friend of the Arts Council has been rewarding. The staff and directors are enthusiastic, experienced, and competent. ACBC directors and staff have kept me informed and involved in the Arts Council since the first moment we met, over three years ago. Volunteers and staff are genuinely interested in the organization, community, and artists supported by ACBC. Engaging the young professional community in ACBC events and as donors has proven challenging, but is an accomplishable goal.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding!! Staff and volunteers are amazingly talented people who give their time and experience again and again.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This organization is awsome. Their passion for the arts is contagious and I like to be part of it. As a former educator, I used to integrate the arts in my classes and the children learn way more and faster. It is great to be around amazing artists and appreciate their art work. Thank you for all the work the staff at ArtsWork does! Never give up.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

art events and as a board member.

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

do NOTHING..they are fine the way they are.We just need a better cash flow.

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

the MardiGras fundraiser and the wonderful art works.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard workers and so passionate.

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

do 10 million things to spread the art around town!

Ways to make it better...

I would have more time to volunteer for them.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting more peolpe involved.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love art and I wish I coud be an artist. I wish more of my friends could get involved and help with donations and time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I attended the Arts Council summit and I was pleasantly pleased to see all of the concerned artists, art advocates,and community leaders that turned out to participate and give their support. The audience was separated into groups for brainstorming and then reported back to summarize main ideas needs. I was so proud of the way JW and Jenny lead the group and gave everyone a chance to speak. Claudette Humphrey.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I participated in a program called Fast Trac at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. It showed Artist how to grow their art business & write a business plan. This opportunity was given to us by the Arts Council.Jenny wrote a grant that provided funds

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

They stay on target and provide the needs and services of the artists & community. They provide great information and programs.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers are awesome!

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

Make Beaufort County the Art Capital of the South.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

The Arts Council of Beaufort County is an amazing non-profit that is committed to the success of the arts in Beaufort County. They offer a wide range of services such as classes & workshops for adults and children; business training for artists; affordable studio, gallery and theater space; community arts grants for artists, teachers, schools and arts organizations. They also work with other organizations to broaden the reach of the arts throughout our county. Most importantly, the Arts Council is fiscally responsible with the funds they recieve from donors and grants.

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

Continuing to share my love of the arts with others throughout Beaufort County.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Educated, knowledgable and committed to the arts.

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

Change the state of the arts in Beaufort County by furthering our mission and goals and offering more arts opportunities for Beaufort County. we could obtain our own building and make it our dream space.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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