Charleston Parks Conservancy
In 2016, the Foundation awarded a $10,000 project grant to Redux and Charleston Parks Conservancy to develop a plan for public art in the local parks. The grant allowed the partners, along with the City of Charleston to attend the AFTA workshop on public art that year and hire a consultant to develop the planning and budgeting structure and the artist selection process. In 2017, the partners received a $50,000 grant from the NEA to implement the public art program in downtown Charleston and West Ashley. The project has hit the ground and the first temporary installation is now in Hampton Park. The partners are now working on finalizing an art master plan that will ensure local and regional artists are included in the selection process.
Read more about the first ‘Art in the Park’ installation here: