South Carolina Arts Commission

Staff

How we serve

As this website was designed to serve visitors based on how they engage with the SCAC, so too is the agency’s service model.

Previously, a location-based system directed constituents to staff serving as county coordinators.  Constituents can now elect to seek advisement or assistance from arts professionals serving as program directors and coordinators in these primary lines of service (and more):

  • Grants
  • Artist Development
  • Arts Industry (non and for-profit arts organizations)
  • Arts Learning (all ages)
  • Community Arts
  • Folklife & Traditional Arts

Whom we serve

  • artists,
  • community arts providers,
  • educational institutions and arts learning providers,
  • and local communities and non-arts groups.

 

Our team

  • David joined the South Carolina Arts Commission team as the executive director in 2019.

    For 26 years prior, David worked in South Carolina as an educator, principal and district level administrator. He served as the arts and sciences coordinator for Lancaster County School District, a position he held for 15 years.

    In addition to his work as an educator, Platts has served the Lancaster County Council of the Arts as a board member and president. He has statewide experience as a member, president, and treasurer of the Palmetto State Arts Education board and as a past member of the South Carolina Arts Alliance board, where he became active as an arts advocate. On the national level, David served as a member of the Education Advisory Committee for the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education Program, and he is currently a member of the South Arts board.

    David keeps his own artistic expression fresh by serving as a volunteer accompanist for church choral programs.