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2017 Statewide Arts Conference
No Time Like the Future




Sessions will cover topics of interest to artists, arts organizations, arts educators and community partners.


All sessions take place at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St.


Thursday, September 14


5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Registration (State Museum)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Blake Montgomery, Wells Fargo Bank Senior Vice President


Keynote address

Forces of Change: Trends Influencing the Cultural Sector

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Opening Reception and Self-Guided Tour

Eclipsing 50:The State Art Collection 1967-2017


A Night in the Life: A Musical Trip Through 1967

Drop in to the planetarium during the reception and enjoy a musical treat.


Friday, September 15

8:00 - 10:30 a.m.


8:00 - 9:00 a.m.



Networking & Coffee


Morning sessions



Concurrent Sessions - Round One


9:00 - 10:30 a.m.





Concurrent Sessions - Round Two


10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

We'll supply a list of nearby restaurants and the transportation so you can join your colleagues for lunch in the Columbia Vista Cultural District. Shuttles will depart from the State Museum parking lot (or you may drive yourself.)

1:45 - 2:15 p.m..

South Carolina State University Jazz Band

This acclaimed group of student musicians will welcome you back to the conference after lunch.

Afternoon sessions

General Session


2:15 - 3:30 p.m.


Keynote address

Envisioning the Future of the Arts in America




3:45 - 5:00 p.m.


One-on-One Artist Sessions

Artists are invited to sign up for an individual session with Artists U facilitator Rodney Lee Rogers



Museum Experiences






About the 2017 Conference

For more information, please contact Joy Young (803-734-8203).