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  

I am so thankful to the Arts Council of Beaufort County. They do not just speak to the arts community -- they create the community by offering opportunities to participate, appreciate and create. In 2006, I heard about the Big Swim mermaid project. What a fun way to reach the public art enthusiast. My sister Charlene Dohmann and I created Miss Beaufort, the mermaid who lives on Bellamy Curve. This opportunity has enriched our lives by bringing us into contact with the many individuals who have seen and admired her -- had their photos taken with her. It has also brought us into contact with other artists in the area. We were also able to participate in the Chalk on the Walk 2007 -- an exquisitely beautiful, sunny day in October, on which we created in a new medium, sold crafts, and mingled with many other citizens of the area -- all in a most enjoyable way. My participation with the Arts Council has also brought me to the point of selling my art jewelry creations, Neck Rocks, at The Gallery on Bay Street. These opportunities bring fulfillment on many levels, and I thank the Arts Council for presenting these to me and others in the community.

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

Several workshops and at Artworks.

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

It is growing, evolving in a healthy way. I wouldn't want to change anything.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Three generations of our family enjoy the experiences provided by the Arts Council and its headquarters, ArtWorks. The grandparents attend concerts and dramatic productions, the children indulge their artistic and dramatic passions, the grandchildren are able to take classes in everything from watercolors to circus skills. The entire county attends the free street concerts in Port Royal arranged by the Arts Council.

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

Enormous increases in the number of people involved in programs and audiences.

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

Enlarge the donor base. Increase awareness that it is not government funded but relies on contributions.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a former board member and current supporter, I can say that I am very impressed with what the Arts Council has become under the leadership of JW and Jenny. The variety of offerings and the ease with which they embrace new opportunities is inspiring and refreshing.

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

so many ways.

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

bring more resources to them to enable them to do more!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Wonderful program! What a wonderful asset to Beaufort County! The Artist's, Erin, JW, and Jenny are all great people, and I am so proud to know them all. Thank You to everyone who keeps this going...

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

After school arts program. WOW! An amazing deal

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: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

The recent Arts Summit at the Arts council of Beaufort was a wonderful event. Having so many artists (about 80) from all over Beaufort together in one room was enlightening and joyful. I know more good things will come from this meeting.

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

Having the opportunity to use their space and great marketing ability.

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

Bringing other writers together and helping them move to the next step in their work.

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

Very helpful.

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

Expand its space to more artists and give more grants to help support our local artists.

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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