Support Greenville's Art Scene
The ARTcard | The Endowment | SmartARTS
The Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) works daily to support the full scope of Greenville's art culture: visual arts, live performances, literary endeavors and arts education initiatives. You may give in any of the following ways to keep our local arts culture thriving.
Give to MAC / The ArtCard
Support Greenville's art culture with an amount of your choosing. Any amount helps and we thank you for your support! If you choose to make a donation of $50+, you will be supporting our local performing arts venues, and in return will receive the ArtCard, which provides a buy-one, get-one free ticket to each of the seven partnering organizations.
The MAC Grants Program is at the heart of its mission. Giving to the Endowment helps ensure longevity in our support of arts entrepreneurship and growth.
With a gift to SmartARTS, your donation will go directly to into the classroom of teaching artists who will influence the next generation of creatives.
Learn more about each of these programs below. Your donation in any capacity to MAC will help to support artists, arts organizations, and arts education programs in Greenville County. Thank you!
THE MAC ARTCARD
Partnering with Local Art Organizations
BOGO tickets to the following venues
Donate to MAC
General Contributions & The MAC ARTcard
We welcome a donation to MAC in an amount of your choosing. Any amount helps! If you choose to make a donation of $50+, you will receive the ArtCard which entitles you to buy-one-get-one-free tickets for one time at each of the following venues for one full year from the date of your donation.
The ArtCard is a great way to sample the fantastic performing arts in Greenville at substantial savings. In just two uses the ArtCard pays for itself.
How it works
Present your ArtCard to the box office of your choice when you purchase your buy-one-get-one-free tickets. The box office will then mark off their venue’s name on the back of your ArtCard to show that you have used it for that venue. You may use your ArtCard for one time at each of the venues below for one full year.
Arts are an Integral Part of Greenville's Culture
Your Donation at Work
“One way funding from MAC has impacted my project goal is that I was able to purchase enough instruments so that all 2nd - 4th grade scholars at my school are able to study strings without having the burden of rental costs.”
“International Ballet is tremendously grateful for the program grants we have received from the Greenville Metropolitan Arts Council in 2021. Thanks to MAC, IB was able to produce a virtual Storytime Ballet (outreach video) for the Greenville Public Library System and also send three of our faculty members to a world-renowned teacher training program in the summer. Both projects benefitted individual artists and the broader community and we are proud to partner with MAC for this purpose.”
“Our relationship with MAC stretches back well over a decade, and their assistance in helping us grow has been substantial. I joined the orchestra in 2010 when we had just 4 concerts during the season and did not really have an established home (Our average orchestra concert attendance at that time was around 200). This season, we are doing 11 concerts divided into an orchestra and chamber concert series, with the orchestra series getting closer to an average attendance of 500. Additionally, we have found a home in the city of Greer, where we hope to continue to expand our offerings to better serve our community. This growth would not have been possible without MAC; the work that they do is vital for the Arts Community.”
“MAC is a life-line for small arts non-profits like Wits End Poetry. MAC has helped us grow, and we are now celebrating 19-years of high-quality poetry events in Greenville, SC”
“Funding from MAC allows Salsa at Sunset to remain a free public event, eliminating the barrier of socio- economic restrictions from participation in a vibrant cultural opportunity and community building event.”
“MAC’s support enables Chautauqua to bring the absolutely best historical interpreters to perform for Greenville. But more than that, MAC’s belief in Chautauqua inspires us and enables us to leverage our impact on our community.”