Charleston County Public Library –

Cynthia Bledsoe, Deputy Director

Charleston County Public Library connects our diverse community to information, fosters lifelong learning and enriches lives.

Holy City Cirque –

Kari McDuffie, Director


Holy City Cirque is a collective of aerialists, acroyogis, fire spinners, face painters, & hoopers based in Charleston, S.C.

Gaillard Center –


The Gaillard Center advances, promotes, and supports the interests of the city of Charleston in connection with the arts, performances, tourism, and educational programs in and around the Charleston area.

Musical Theater Center at Once Upon a Ballet –

Allyson Lewis, Director
1956 Long Grove Drive, Suite C
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

To instill a love of dance and the performing arts in each student through a nurturing faculty, sound technical training and opportunities to perform both inside and outside the classroom.

The Sophia Institute –

Dee Partridge, Program Coordinator
293 East Bay Street (offices only)
Charleston, SC 29401

The Sophia Institute is a center of learning that cultivates wisdom, mindfulness and the conscious feminine and masculine. Our programs, led by nationally and internationally renowned thought leaders, create a more just, sustainable and flourishing world.

Spoleto Festival USA –

Sarah West, Individual Giving and Stewardship Manager
14 George Street
Charleston, SC 29401

The Festival’s mission is to present programs of the highest artistic caliber while maintaining a dedication to young artists, a commitment to all forms of the performing arts, a passion for contemporary innovation, and an enthusiasm for providing unusual performance opportunities for established artists.

What Matters Most Festival –

Jonathan Wright

Bridges for End-of-Life, a local non-profit, is hosting a unique community education festival this spring called What Matters Most: A Creative Arts Festival Exploring Living Fully & Dying Well. The event is taking place Sunday, April 23 from 1-6 pm in scenic Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park. Bridges is looking to partner with local artists to exhibit works of art that fit the theme of “living fully & dying well” and inspire people in all phases of life to reflect on what matters most and start conversations with loved ones about their values & wishes. This unique event, which is free & open to the public, will also feature live performances, interactive art-therapy activities, exhibitor tables featuring community service providers, food trucks, and more.