"S" is for South Carolina Arts Commission. The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) was established in 1967 as a state agency to create and operate a statewide program to advance the arts in South Carolina. SCAC directs its resources toward making the arts a part of the life experience of every citizen. Funding comes from the General Assembly, federal grants, private foundations, and community sponsors. The SCAC Board of Commissioners is comprised of nine volunteer citizens appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate In 1980 SCAC conducted its first “Canvas of the People,” a long-range planning process that has been repeated. Since its inception, the South Carolina Arts Commission has offered a range of support to artists, arts organizations, educators, and local communities through programs, grants and fellowships and technical assistance.