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home : community : announcements November 24, 2015

1/30/2013 10:34:00 AM
Festiva at First Presbyterian Church

The FESTIVA arts series of First Presbyterian Church has been awarded a $1,000 grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2013 fiscal year. The support will allow the organization to continue to present performances of high quality to Greenwood and surrounding communities free of charge.

Begun in 2001 as Sundays@Four, FESTIVA is a series of cultural arts performances that are offered to the community free of charge. The name was changed to FESTIVA for the 2010-2011 season when the Music Committee of First Presbyterian Church decided to expand the scope of the series to encompass arts events that take place at times other than Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm. For more information on the FESTIVA arts series, visit www.firstpresgwdsc.org.

Donations from individuals and contributions by First Presbyterian Church provide the requirement of matching the Arts Commission grant with local dollars.

The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) 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 works 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, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts, and other sources, including the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC. For more information, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com or call (803) 734-8696.

Please join us for the next FESTIVA event on Saturday, February 9 from 9:00-2:00 in a workshop entitled “Beyond Bathrobes” by Cincinnati-based theater company Friends of the Groom, and for a performance by Friends of the Groom on Sunday, February 10, at 3:00 pm, in the church’s sanctuary.

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