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Enrich Greenville's Culture with Us

Greenville's art scene is as beautiful and diverse as its people.

We're home to clay makers, dancers, musicians, painters, actors, poets, sculptors, and a kaleidoscope of others. Individual artists, collectives, and organizations of all sizes are shaping Greenville into an arts and culture hub.

MAC exists to stimulate and support this thriving arts scene and help more people enjoy and appreciate it.

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Who We Serve

Your donation goes further than you might expect!

At MAC, we believe solo artists are as vital to our cultural fabric as large concert halls. An African drum ensemble does as much to make Greenville remarkable as a breakdance crew. 

Artistic expression comes in all sizes and styles, and it all makes up the patchwork of our dynamic art scene. 

That's why we're committed to equitable distribution of support. Donations to MAC are used to provide grants and other vital services to…

  • Individual artists
  • Collectives
  • Organizations
  • Schools (SmartARTS)

Elevating the Arts & Art Appreciation in Greenville

MAC partners with donors to serve the arts community in four primary ways.

Support

MAC awards grants to support individual artists, arts organizations and arts education programs throughout Greenville. The impact of these grants is significant. Without them, many arts and cultural projects would not exist.

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Promote

MAC's Arts Directory, Calendar, and Newsletter shine a spotlight on all things art in Greenville. These free resources help artists and arts organizations share their work with a new and growing audience.

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Connect

MAC is the bridge fostering camaraderie and collaboration between artists and arts organizations. MAC members can promote events, discover opportunities, buy and sell arts-related items, and more.

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Educate

MAC partners with Greenville County Schools to offer SmartARTS. SmartARTS connect students, artists and teachers to deeper learning and self-awareness through integrating the arts with all areas of education. 

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MAC Impact by the Numbers

$510,455

Total grants awarded by MAC to support Greenville Arts in 2022

75

Average number of project grants awarded each year

2,144

Number of individuals and organizations who donated to MAC in 2022

Over 1,600

MAC Members (Artists, Arts Organizations, and Galleries)

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A Trusted Champion of the Arts

Serving Greenville Since 1973

The Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation powered by a team of artists and art lovers, and by donors like you.

Our dream is to see Greenville, SC become a nationally recognized arts environment enjoyed and patronized by an ever-growing and constantly diversifying regional audience.

You Can Be Part of the Arts in Greenville

Get Your Art Card

With a donation of $50 or more, you'll receive an Art Card entitling you to buy-one-get-one-free tickets at several performing arts venues. 

Show Your Support

Join our mailing list and check the Arts Calendar often to discover upcoming events, exhibitions, performances, and more. 

See Your Gift at Work

Enjoy Greenville's beautiful, diverse art scene like never before — knowing your partnership with MAC is making it possible.

Upcoming Events

Mar
15

Back Door Gallery

Call for Artist exhibitor

The Back Door Gallery

Mar 15, 2023 9:00 AMMar 15, 2024 9:00 AM

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Apr
01
Dec
31

Studio space for art classes

teaching space for ART 

Grace & Peace Art Studio

Apr 1, 2023 5:22 PMDec 31, 2024 5:23 PM

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May
01

Making Space GVL Call for Artists

Submit your application to exhibit with Making Space GVL!

May 1, 2023 11:59 PMMay 1, 2024 11:59 PM

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We are a Proud Partner of Greenville Arts