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SC Humanities is Hiring!

    SC Humanities is currently searching for a Communications Coordinator. Communications Coordinator Position Description To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and two references to tjwallace@schumanities.org with the title “Communications Coordinator.” No phone calls. Deadline for applications is July 7, 2018. The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences
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Ecos: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories

The exhibit Ecos: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories will be on display at Columbia Museum of Art through July 22, 2018. This collaborative multimedia art exhibition featuring the stories of Latino immigrants in the Lowcountry interpreted by 20 select Latino South Carolina visual artists. The Citadel Oral History Program collected the immigrant stories between 2012 and 2014. SC Humanities supported the original oral history project as well as the current exhibit through our Major Grant program. Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to listen to each audio story and read its transcription as they view the artwork inspired by it.
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Shakespeare for All

Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina has a new long-term program, “Shakespeare For All,” that will present productions based on adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays intended to make the plays more accessible to a general audience. A full production of the adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed on July 13 and 14, 2018 at Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street in Charleston, with performances at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings, and a matinee on Saturday at 3:00 pm. SC Humanities supported “Shakespeare for All” with a Major Grant. There will be a free South Carolina Humanities
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Mexican Guitar Building

The Southern Guitar Festival will present a unique program on Mexican Guitar Building on Friday, June 8, 2018. The internationally-recognized Mexican guitar ensemble Octeto Sicaru will educate audiences on basic classical guitar building techniques and demonstrate how guitar has evolved over the last hundred years. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant. The lecture-demonstration by Octeto Sicaru will take place on Friday, June 8 at 3:00 p.m., followed by a unique concert program featuring such composers as Olivier Bensa, Patrick Roux, Roland Dyens, Julio Cesar Oliva, and Graham Reynolds at 4:00 p.m.. The intent of the program is to
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Guardians of the Gallery

The Gibbes Museum of Art will present the project “Guardians of the Gallery: Interpreting Visible Storage.” Designed to increase understanding about how staff protect and preserve the Museum’s collection of almost 10,000 works of art, the program will include permanent interpretive material, rotating exhibitions and public tours of the Collections Storage Center that will highlight operations involved with maintaining artwork and explain what visitors see as they peer through the glass walls. The first programming will start in June 2018. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant. The first exhibit that will be part of the “Guardians of
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Request for Proposals: Democracy and the Informed Citizen

SC Humanities is issuing a themed request for proposals on the topic of “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” for fiscal year 2018-2019.  A total of $15,000 in grants is earmarked for this purpose. SC Humanities invites projects that examine what it means to be an informed citizen in a democratic society.  This grant opportunity is open to community organizations, libraries, schools, and colleges and universities.  All types of programming on this general subject are welcome. Among the questions that might be raised include: What does the term Democracy mean to you and/or your community? What is the future of journalism?
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Reopening of the Hampton Preston Mansion in Columbia

In May, Historic Columbia will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Hampton-Preston Mansion and will unveil much-anticipated improvements to the site and grounds. This milestone reopening will showcase the historic property in unprecedented ways intended to broaden appreciation for both the property and the people associated with it from 1818 through the mid-20th century. SC Humanities supported new interpretive exhibits at the Hampton-Preston Mansion with a Major Grant. The new interpretation – presented through guided tours, new exhibits at the site, period vignettes, hands-on activities and digital elements – will critically explore historical perspectives beyond the mansion’s antebellum owners and their planter-class peers. These enhancements have
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South Carolina’s Reconstruction: Restoration, Revolution, Reaction

The South Carolina Archives and History Foundation will present an exhibit titled South Carolina’s Reconstruction: Restoration, Revolution, Reaction which will offer a concise overview of the period of Reconstruction following the American Civil War. The exhibit will open on April 25, 2018 and will be on display through the end of December. SC Humanities supported this program with a Major Grant. South Carolina’s Reconstruction: Restoration, Revolution, Reaction will use the holdings of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History to provide visitors insight into this often misunderstood era. Original copies of three of the state’s constitutions – those written in
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Memorial Day Program and Veterans Exhibit in St. George

The Dorchester County Archives & History Center will host a Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony on May 28, 2018 to honor Dorchester County veterans and all military personnel. The Heritage Museum within the Center will also unveil two new exhibits: the Veterans’ Exhibit and the Military Photography Exhibit. SC Humanities helped support these exhibits. The Memorial Day program will begin at 1:00 on May 28 and will be in the courtyard of the Heritage Museum at 101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC. The day’s programming will include a military procession, keynote speaker Brigadier General (Retired) Henry L. “Hank” Taylor, the unveiling of the
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Day of Transformation

Speaking Down Barriers will present their 1st Annual Day of Transformation on May 19 from 10 AM-2 PM in Spartanburg. The event is designed to use dialogue, art, poetry, and creativity to help people think about living together intentionally across human differences like race, culture, and class. SC Humanities supported this event with a Mini Grant. Speaking Down Barriers is a nonprofit organization that offers spoken-word poetry, transformative dialogue, workshops, and deep listening to communities, organizations, and institutions.  Learn more at: http://www.speakdownbarriers.org/. The Day of Transformation event will include poetry performances, an interactive dialogue about living across differences, and a workshop on using art
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