Saturday, February 8, 2014
The Robert Ivey Ballet has been awarded a $1,278 grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission for the current fiscal year. The support will allow the organization to continue to provide quality classical ballet performances on public stages and to provide exposure to classical ballet for school audiences.
Several companies, organizations, and individual donors are helping the Robert Ivey Ballet meet its obligation of matching the Arts Commission grant with local dollars.
Local residents can see how the Arts Commission grant and local funds are benefiting the Robert Ivey Ballet by attending upcoming performances. FASCINATIONS 3.0, a collaborative effort of the Robert Ivey Ballet, local artists, and the Orchestra from the Charleston County School of the Arts, will be March 28 - 29 at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston. The Velveteen Rabbit, a special treat for the very young crowd, can be seen on April 12 at the Charleston Museum.
About SCAC: 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 artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina and by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit SouthCarolinaArts.com or call (803) 734-8696.