Friday, September 18, 2009

BCAC Receives Support From State Arts Commission


Black Creek Arts Council (BCAC) has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission. The two-year grant will support BCAC’s off-site events, programs, and projects.

BCAC has announced partnerships with the Darlington Library, Birds Of A Feather of Darlington, and the City of Darlington in conjunction with the grant. Through these collaborative efforts, BCAC will offer arts education classes, rotating exhibits, and educational workshops. “This funding speaks directly to our mission of promoting and fostering the Arts in the communities of Darlington County,” said Bruce Douglas, Executive Director of BCAC.

Local residents can see how the Arts Commission grant and local funds are benefiting Black Creek Arts Council by visiting the Allard A. Alston Conference Room at the Darlington County and viewing the rotating exhibits or stopping by Birds Of A Feather for a tour of the facility and to get information about upcoming classes. Visit for more information.

The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances.

Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission is working to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artistic development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina and by the federal government though the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit or call (803) 734-8696.

The mission of Black Creek Arts Council is to promote and foster the Arts in Darlington County. BCAC’s offices are housed in a state of the art 10,000 square foot facility at 116 West College Avenue in Hartsville, SC. BCAC offers a variety of programs including art classes of all styles, after-school activities, pre-school aged programs, private music lessons, and various types of gallery exhibits. BCAC also offers assistance with arts management, funding, education, and program coordination to arts and cultural organizations in Darlington County.

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