Resources for Artists
Busking in Columbia
“A Busker is a person who performs in public areas; accepts donations from the public; and has obtained a permit pursuant to the ordinance.
"Perform" includes, but is not limited to the following activities; acting, singing, playing musical instruments, pantomime, juggling, magic, dancing, reading, puppetry, sidewalk art and reciting. Buskers shall not offer items for sale but they may offer items in exchange for a donation.”
Get your license, then stop by the One Columbia office at 1219 Taylor Street to pick up a Busker Care Package, containing parking tokens, water bottle, t-shirt and snacks.
Become a Vendor
For artists and crafters, there are a variety of markets and festivals where you can sell your artwork and connect with the community too. Here are just a few of the events but not the only events you should consider:
ArtLinc Chalk Arts Festival
Rosewood Art & Music Festival
Soda City Market
West Columbia Artisan Market
- West Columbia Artisan market runs from September 14 to November 23, 2019. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the artisan market, contact Ellen Ravenell (email@example.com) to start the process. Licenses start at $25. Vendors do not have to participate every week. Click the link above for more information.
Studio space available:
Artist in Residence:
School of Visual Art Design Studio at Stormwater Studios (Currently accepting applications
January 5, 2020 now through January 31, 2020) | Dates of Residency: March 2 -April 3, 2020. Here's a flyer with more information.
Richland Library (Applications for Spring 2020 due November | Summer 2020 due March 2020)
S.C. Arts Commission Information
Individual Artist Fellowships (Applications for FY21 are due November 15, 2019)
Office/Conference space: We have a conference room, and extra office space that can be used by any arts group in Columbia in need of a place to meet or work.
Notary Public: We can notarize documents for you, just make an appointment.
Camera: We are in possession of a GoPro Camera that we can lend out to arts groups and organizations in Columbia for no charge.
Easels: If a group or artist was in need of one or multiple easels, we have 12 in our office to lend out.
Any art or history related event taking place in Columbia may also be submitted here to our website to be featured.
For more information or any questions, you can call our office at (803) 254-5008 or visit us at 1219 Taylor Street.