Kim Harne Joins S.C. Arts Commission as Assistant Director of Arts in Education

November 12, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – November 12, 2009 –  The South Carolina Arts Commission welcomes Kim Harne as assistant director of the Arts in Education and S.C. Artists’ Ventures Initiative programs. In this position, she manages the agency’s Roster of Approved Artists and acts as a liaison between teaching artists, the agency and schools throughout the state.

Harne previously worked for the S.C. Department of Archives and History. While attaining her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of South Carolina, she interned with the S.C. State Museum and the Friends of South Carolina Libraries.

Kim’s extensive experience in administration, arts and preservation will be very valuable in her work with our Artists’ Ventures and Arts in Education programs, said Ken May, acting executive director of the S.C. Arts Commission. She is a great addition to our agency.

A South Carolina native, Harne took part in the first S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts’ five-week summer program. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University in speech and drama and participated in local and regional theater for two years.

For more information about the S.C. Arts Commission’s Arts in Education and S.C. Artists’ Ventures Initiative programs, visit or call (803) 734-8696.

About SCAC

The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances.  Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission focuses on increasing public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development.  Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina and by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit or call (803) 734-8696.