Jul 13 2020
2020 S.C. Arts Awards Presented Online

2020 S.C. Arts Awards Presented Online

at Online/Virtual Space

Postponed from their May 6 intended date because of the pandemic, the South Carolina Arts Awards will instead honor exceptional South Carolinians in a professionally produced streaming presentation planned for Monday, July 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) and frequent partner McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina will honor the six recipients of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts and five recipients of the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards in a special online presentation. The virtual ceremony will be presented live, at no cost to viewers, on the SCAC’s Vimeo page and YouTube Channel.

SCAC Executive Director David Platts will be the lead host of the virtual ceremony and will be joined in a special location by a surprise co-host. UofSC McKissick Museum Executive Director Jane Przybysz will announce the Folk Heritage Award recipients, and Platts will announce the Verner Award recipients.

Mini-films by South Carolina filmmakers Drew Baron, Patrick Hayes, Roni Henderson, Lee Ann Kornegay, and Ebony Wilson will be debuted to tell each recipient’s story. The filmmakers worked under the direction of producer Betsy Newman. Location shooting for the ceremony and production of the stream are being provided by Midlands-based iSite Multimedia and Fisher Films.

The Verner Award recipients were announced in February. In the following categories, the recipients are:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Philip Mullen, Columbia
ARTIST: Glenis Redmond, Mauldin
INDIVIDUAL: Mary Inabinett Mack, St. Helena Island
ARTS IN EDUCATION: Cindy Riddle, Campobello
BUSINESS: United Community Bank, Greenville
ORGANIZATION: Charleston Gaillard Center, Charleston
The Folk Heritage Award recipients were announced in March. They are:

Kristin Scott Benson (Boiling Springs): Bluegrass Banjo
David Galloway (Seneca): Spiritual Gospel Singing
Voices of El Shaddai (Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area): Lowcountry Gospel Music
Judy Twitty (Gilbert): Quilting
Vennie Deas Moore (Georgetown): Folklore and Cultural Preservation

Admission Info


Dates & Times

2020/07/13 - 2020/07/13

Additional time info:

Accessible online

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space