S.C. Arts Awards Postponed Because of COVID-19 Concerns

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

 The South Carolina Arts Awards scheduled for May 6, 2020 are being postponed until further notice.

With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and all the associated closings, leadership from the South Carolina Arts Commission and University of South Carolina McKissick Museum decided together that now is the time to postpone. Even in a best-case scenario regarding virus transmission, the work necessary to prepare for the awards festivities will be hampered by current schedule alterations and those that might still come. Further, absent a firm idea of when the festivities could realistically take place, the best thing to do is remove this uncertainty to focus instead on health and safety.

The S.C. Arts Commission and UofSC McKissick Museum will work to find a more suitable date and time to honor and thank the recipients of the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts and the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards for their achievements and contributions to arts and culture in South Carolina.