Assistance to Charleston Based Arts Groups

The Office of Cultural Affairs assists City of Charleston based arts organizations with marketing and long-range planning initiatives to support their operations.  In 2008, examples of assistance provided by the OCA included: participating in discussions, panels and charettes regarding the need for additional arts venues in the City of Charleston; exploring with local arts groups, the efficacy of commissioning an economic impact study of the arts in Charleston year-round; and providing technical assistance to arts organizations in the face of tough fiscal challenges since the economic downturn and determining ways the OCA and City of Charleston can assist through in-kind support, counseling and networking.

The OCA welcomes new arts organizations to the City of Charleston and would like to meet with representatives to provide start-up assistance and technical support.  To schedule an informational meeting, please call (843) 724-7305.