The Creative Industries Cluster aka “Parliament” (the group that brings you Pecha Kucha Night Charleston), has been discussing the importance of an economic impact study and strategy for the Charleston region to quantify and justify the creative economy as an economic driver, as well as provide strategies and infrastructure to secure the successful future for all eight categories in the cluster: Performing and Visual Arts, Preservation and Restoration, Cultural Heritage, Architecture and Urban Design, Culinary Arts, Literary Arts and Publishing and Film & Video Arts.
To fund this study, the organization needs to raiseÂ $15,000Â by June 26 to apply it towards a matching grant program that has a deadline at the end of June. As of June 15, theyÂ have raised $11,500.Â
Their goal is to get 350 people to donate $10 by June 26.Â Donations are tax exempt minus any goods or services received. Click hereÂ to reach the donation page.