Our Partners

Partner Network

South Carolina has a rich network of arts professionals that will work to provide equitable access to learning in and through the arts for South Carolina students. The following partners will help public schools throughout the state address pandemic related learning loss with proven, arts-based learning and research initiatives. 

The mission of the South Carolina Department of Education is to provide leadership and support so that all public education students graduate prepared for success.
The mission of the South Carolina Arts Commission is to promote equitable access to the arts and support the cultivation of creativity in South Carolina.

The ABC Institute provides leadership to achieve quality, comprehensive arts education (dance, music, media arts, theatre, visual arts, and creative writing) for all students in South Carolina.

Palmetto State Arts Education (PSAE) is a network of professionals dedicated to ​advancing learning in and through the arts for all students.

The South Carolina Arts Alliance advances the arts for all South Carolinians through advocacy, leadership development, and public awareness.

The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is committed to the growth of our state’s vibrant arts education community. As part of the school’s mission to serve as a resource to teachers and students in South Carolina, we offer a comprehensive and ever-growing series of Outreach programs designed to bring together artists, educators, community organizations, and students. These opportunities seek to match our available resources with the needs and interests of schools and partners statewide.

The mission of Engaging Creative Minds is to spark creativity and curiosity in all learners through innovative and experiential learning.

The Research, Evaluation, and Measurement Center (REM Center), formerly the Office of Program Evaluation, is an independent unit of the University of South Carolina’s College of Education. We offer a wide range of education-related evaluation, assessment, and research services to public and private agencies, including educational institutions, government agencies, museums, and other organizations. Our faculty and staff work with teams of research assistants and affiliated University faculty to plan, develop, and carry out program evaluation, assessment, and research projects.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Crescent Region is a support organization that delivers professional expertise to empower local Boys & Girls Clubs to serve more youth more often by providing a world class Club experience. Our mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. LEARN MORE >>

MUSC Arts in Healing was founded in 2018 with the goal to provide access to the inherent healing powers of the arts to improve the health and well-being of the community. From mindful art installations to evidence-based therapy interventions, Arts in Healing’s diverse programming is focused on both clinical and non-clinical needs within healthcare and the community at large. The clinical arm of the department is led by a team of credentialed art and music therapists that provide comprehensive creative arts therapy services to patients and families receiving care in the hospital and to clients served by partnering community organizations, such as students. Arts in Healing is also focused on training and supporting future creative arts therapists, educating people about the impact of creative arts therapy, and policy-making. LEARN MORE >>


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