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A Message from our Executive Director
Welcome to the 2022 Winter Issue of Arts Ed Thread. Each issue contains updates from Palmetto State Arts Education along with our partner organizations, to help you stay in the know about all things arts education in South Carolina.

Since our last issue in May, PSAE has been extremely busy offering professional development to teachers. Our summer institutes yielded great results for attendees and our annual conference on arts integration was a big hit. Held in October with the theme of Creativity, over 300 excited educators, administrators, and teaching artists came together to focus on arts integrated education. The atmosphere was electric as so many PSAE members, friends, and collaborators were able to share successes and lessons learned in and out of the classroom. Be on the lookout for an opportunity to let us know what you liked about this year’s conference as we’ll be sending out a survey soon. We’ll announce details about the 2023 conference after the holidays!

PSAE welcomed a new executive director, Jenny Kabool, who will take over leadership of the organization when I retire at the end of this year. As its long-time Executive Director, I was thrilled to receive PSAE's first ever Lifetime Achievement Award winner at our conference in October.
A Note from Jenny
Growing up in Gaffney, South Carolina, I found a community of friendship in the arts and on the stage as I attended acting classes at the local community theater. I signed up for every performing arts class I could every year I was in high school. When I attended the College of Charleston, I switched from the limelight of the stage to administration as I studied Arts Management. I had wonderful teachers every step of the way guiding me and teaching me. I learned not only the craft of performing, but confidence, empathy, and responsibility.

Because of my experience in having the help and guidance of amazing arts teachers in my life, I am extremely excited to pay it forward to teachers in South Carolina in my new role. As I work to provide support for educators and help to position arts education as a part of a well-rounded education for all students in South Carolina, I look forward to meeting every one of you. Access to quality arts education is important to all of us and I am so excited to be a part of the collaborative arts environment in my home state.

Eve Walling-Wohlford
Executive Director
Palmetto State Arts Education
PSAE Awards
Congratulations to our 2022 Awards Recipients!

South Carolina Arts Administrator of the Year
Richard O’Malley, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools, Florence One Schools
Ray Doughty Arts Integration Award
Melody Powell
Stone Academy of Communication Arts, Greenville County School District
South Carolina School of Excellence in Arts Education
Fort Dorchester High School
Raymond “Tripp” Aldredge, Principal, Dorchester District Two
South Carolina STEAM School of Excellence in Arts Education
Hendrix Elementary IB World School
Tina Humphries, Principal, Spartanburg District Two
Rising Stars Piccolo Spoleto 2023
Help Us Celebrate Our Artistically Gifted Young People!
PSAE is currently planning for the 15th year of its 2023 Rising Stars Piccolo Spoleto Series. The series gives young artists the opportunity to participate in the high-profile venue of Spoleto USA Festival through its affiliation with Piccolo Spoleto.
Who is eligible? 
  • Students between the ages of 9 and 18 who are not full-time college students
  • Students who are visual artists, actors, dancers, creative writers, and musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists) 

A series of six programs, each program will feature 5-7 young artists and/or ensembles in a conversation and performance format. The programs will receive special recognition and be listed in the Festival program. All programs are presented at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church across from Marion Square on King Street in the heart of downtown Charleston.
Applications will be available starting January 1, 2023.
South Carolina Arts Commission
Purpose: To help schools acquire the supplies, materials, professional development, or other tools/expertise to address learning loss gaps in the arts, promote innovation in the arts classroom, and/or support arts integration initiatives to remediate core subject areas. Learn more and apply! 
Application Deadline: Rolling, Apply by the first Monday of each month
Application Period: September 5, 2022 - March 6, 2023
Eligibility: Most public, private, and charter schools in SC
*ABC schools are not eligible
Funding: Up to $2,500 per award; schools can receive up to two awards per year 
Questions: Contact Amanda Noyes 

Purpose: To help 4K providers at designated locations offer arts integrated experiences for students and professional development for teachers to use the arts to increase kindergarten readiness. Learn more and apply!
Application Deadline: Rolling; apply by first Monday of each month
Application Period: November 1, 2022 - March 6, 2023
Funding: Up to $2,000 per year
Eligibility: All S.C. Department of Education Childhood Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP) 4K Providers. 
*Private and corporate preschools/providers are not eligible 
Questions: Contact Kimberly Washburn Motte
Kimberly Washburn Motte
Arts Learning Director
South Carolina Arts Commission
1026 Sumter St, Suite 201
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-8694
Amanda Noyes
K-12 Arts Education Coordinator
South Carolina Arts Commission
1026 Sumter St, Suite 201
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-8675
Arts in Basic Curriculum Project
Conferences are about Community
Just like our students - it is important for teachers to learn and grow as a community of creative professionals. ABC Institute is proud to present, Arts Grow SC: Tools, Resources, and Opportunities for Arts Educators and highlight the variety of Arts Grow SC programs and resources being developed to support quality arts education and arts integration at various state conferences. Additionally, we invite you to stop by the ABC Institute booth in the exhibit halls to introduce yourself or reconnect with us.
Everyone can take advantage of One Stop Workshop, a completely free, fully virtual professional learning conference for SC teachers. This virtual platform offers a “one-stop” source for professional learning on arts in education, offering content for both educators interested in arts integration as well as discipline-specific arts specialists. On-demand and live-stream content will be continuously added from colleagues across the state as well as state agencies and national vendors. Visit often and interact to win monthly prizes. 

Save the date! SC Arts in Education Forum
ABC Institute will host its annual SC Arts in Education Forum, Jan 20, 2023 in Columbia. Participants will engage in sessions focused on issues and initiatives connected to Arts Grow SC’s plan to support SC students’ academic recovery efforts through equitable access to quality arts education and art integration.

Registration opens December 1, 2022 and will be available on the ABC Institute website.
Kim Wilson
ABC Institute Director
Arts in Basic Curriculum Institute
105 McLaurin Hall, Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC 29733
South Carolina Department of Education
Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is announcing the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program. This annual program offers public school twelfth-grade students the opportunity to compete for a scholarship worth approximately $2,000 in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. The purpose of the competition is to encourage and recognize academic and artistic excellence. 
Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program information is available on the SCDE website. Applications are due February 20, 2023.
South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
NEW Opportunities for Teachers and Young Adults
The Office of Outreach at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is excited to offer a number of free resources to teachers! Here is what’s new for the 2022-2023 school year:
  • Introduce your students to Careers in the Arts with a Field Trip to Campus or a visit from our Admissions Team. Our new careers-based Field Trip is designed especially for groups in specific art areas. Students will explore the variety of "unexpected" careers for which the arts can prepare them and will explore the specialized facilities in which our artists practice these unique skills each day. Finally, students will hear from a member of our faculty (based on availability) about their artistic career. Can’t make it to campus? We’re also partnering with the Office of Admissions to bring a standards-based Careers in the Arts presentation directly to your school
  • Looking for professional learning opportunities for arts teachers? We would love to host your team on our campus for a professional development day or pair your teachers with an SCGSAH faculty member to host a specialized arts learning experience in your district. Reach out to us at outreach@scgsah.org for more information.

Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop about the launch of new resources. You can also visit our website at scgsah.org/outreach.

Do you know artistically talented students who would thrive at the Governor’s School?

Applications for our summer programs and tuition-free residential high school are now open at scgsah.org/apply-now

Our Admissions team would love to visit your school this fall to let students know all about the opportunities the Governor’s School offers. If you are interested, please reach out to admissions@scgsah.org to learn more!
Christina Vandiver
Director of Public Relations
SC Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities
15 University St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Arts Access South Carolina
AASC Welcomes New and Sustaining Partners

  • Simpsonville Arts Center, Simpsonville 
  • Greenville County School Special Education Services, Simpsonville
  • Williamsburg County School District, Kingstree 
  • Darlington School District (Spalding School and Rosenwald Elementary & Middle) 
  • I am B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L., Inc., SC, Darlington
  • United Cerebral Palsy of SC, Lexington
  • Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken 
  • Papa Tank Inclusion Workshop, West Columbia
  • Cedar Springs Academy, Spartanburg
  • SC School for the Deaf and the Blind, Spartanburg
  • PAC Steering Committee/Richland School District II, Columbia
  • SC Dept. of Education ACIG Arts Teacher Institutes (CLIA), Charleston
  • SC Arts Commission/National Endowment for the Arts
AASC welcomes and highlights Zuri Wilson-Seymore, a teaching artist providing poetry and creative writing. Coming soon to an AASC I.D.E.A. program in 2022-2023!
SAVE THE DATE: 12.02.2022 @ 12:00 noon
AASC Artists Training

Each year AASC offers training opportunities for artists interested in working in AASC programs, workshops, festivals, in-school residencies and with community service organizations. This first time ever on FRIDA. December 2, 2022, we will discuss HYBRID TRAINING (Virtual & Face-to-Face) and will include the overall history and mission of AASC; how to conduct yourself in schools as a professional artist; creating lesson plans that correlate with school curriculum; how to identify schools in your area that hire independent contractors as teaching artists; how to market yourself as an artist; and networking with other AASC teaching artists and master teaching artists.


ARTS ACCESS South Carolina (AASC) delivers arts experiences and arts educational services to students and adult persons with disabilities throughout South Carolina. The arts education services include partnerships with schools and community organizations for the following: one day-artists visits, multiple week-long residencies, workshops, afterschool programs, evening classes, and festivals. Programs will be offered in the following formats: hybrid, virtual, and/or face to face. 

AASC’s priority is to continue to practice Covid safety protocols in face-to-face formats. Activities can be inclusive or self-contained. But ALL residencies must have I.D.E.A. = Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access. Programs are supported in part from the S.C. Arts Commission, which is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Interested schools/educators/ and community service organizations must contact Executive Director, Julia M Brown-DuBose at 803.734.0445 or e-mail JBrown@arts.sc.gov.
Julia Brown-DuBose
Executive Director
Arts Access South Carolina
c/o SC Arts Commission
1026 Sumter St., Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201