The South Carolina Arts Commission has a big problem with it’s budget. The budget problem gives it an additional problem.
The budget is nowhere near what is needed to run the programs and the Governor, Nikki Haley, has asked legislators to eliminate state funding for the arts and for public television and radio broadcasting.
Ken May, the executive director of the South Carolina Arts Commission expects the Governor will not be able to eliminate their funding because there is massive support for the arts in South Carolina communities.
The PostandCourier has more on this story, including a poll conducted in fall 2009, which showed that 92 % of South Carolina adults want the state to fund the arts.
Although this is a state organization, it also affects Aiken.