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Selected Links

The following are selected links to web sites and 'open access' resources related to the Creative Arts: 
  • Arts Center of Clemson - A community arts center located in Clemson, SC.
  • ArtistsNetwork - Top art blogs from the ArtistsNetwork, connecting artists with new ideas, inspiration, instruction, technology, and other resources.
  • Best of Art History - Links to art history web sites created by EdTechTeacher.
  • Clarendon 'Swamp Fox' Murals - Links to 'Swamp Fox' Trail History and Murals.
  • Columbia SC Museum of Art - Among one of the leading art institutions in the country.
  • Europeana - Providing open access to digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections.
  • Google Arts & Culture Project - Providing online access to thousands of artworks from collections around the world.
  • Incredible Art - Provides a comprehensive list of links to free 'open source' and public domain clip art, photos, images and other artwork.
  • Library of Congress - Its collections comprise the world's most comprehensive record of American history, human creativity, and knowledge.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - Offering 'open access' to an online collection of over 400,000 works of  art.
  • National Association of Women Artists - The oldest women’s fine art organization in the country.
  • National Endowment for the Arts - An independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities
  • Open Culture - Providing online access to free and 'open' book, movie, and art collections.
  • Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center - Promoting and providing arts education, activities, and events across neighboring Orangeburg County, SC.
  • Santee Cooper Country - Information on activities and events incommunities around the Santee Cooper Lakes, e.g. Lakes Marion & Moultrie.
  • SC Arts Commission - An autonomous state agency created to build a thriving arts environment for the benefit of all South Carolina.
  • SC Art Education Association - Provides instruction and training for art educators and art  schools across South Carolina.
  • SC Arts Hub - Information and news about the arts in South Carolina.
  • SCIWay - Links to South Carolina art, artists, art galleries and more.
  • Weldon Auditorium - Hosts an array of live concerts, dance reviews, art shows and other events in Clarendon County, SC.
  • WikiMedia Commons - An online repository of freely licensed, sharable educational photos and images available on the internet.

Selected National Reports

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  • America's nonprofit arts industry generates $135.2 billion in economic activity every year, resulting in $22.3 billion in federal, state and local tax revenues.
  • Spending by arts audiences on non-admission–related goods and services such as food, lodging and gifts generates annually more than $74.1 billion in revenue.

* See more Facts & Figures on the Creative Arts industry in the US.