Vibrant Social Offerings

Where can people in our community meet each other?

Vibrant Social Offerings What are Vibrant Social Offerings?

According to the Knight Foundation's Soul of the Community Study, 'Vibrant Social Offerings' are social infrastructure that allows residents to enjoy their community together and how respondent's perceive elements such as a vibrant nightlife, good places to meet people and residents caring for one another. Projects in this focus area support the availability of community events and arts and cultural opportunities.  

2017 Connected Communities Grant Recipients

The following nonprofits received a Connected Communities grant for their work in the 'Vibrant Social Offerings" area.  Check back to this page throughout the year for updates on these projects.

  • Columbia Children’s TheatreThe Flatbed Truck Theatre Series – Columbia Children’s Theatre will be taking their own original show, “Part-Time Dog,” on the road, performing free shows in gathering spaces across South Carolina.
  • Columbia Film Society; Indie Grits: Two Cities – The popular cultural festival Indie Grits will move much of the annual festival’s programming to venues across North Columbia, continuing to use the power of the arts to bring people together to engage in welcoming discussions.
  • Columbia Museum of ArtWe Speak: Celebrating Women in the Arts – An ambitious, year-long series of exhibitions exploring the contributions of women to American society, through the prism of pioneering women artists from the nineteenth century to today.
  • Friends of Lexington Main LibrarySummer Reading Program – The popular annual summer reading program will enhance programming and events to help improve children’s reading levels during the summer months.
  • South Carolina PhilharmonicConduct the Phil – Continuing the successful pop-up, interactive experience that allows the S.C. Philharmonic to interact with new audiences and the public to conduct the orchestra at public venues, such as farmers’ markets, festivals, and concerts.

Previous Connected Communities Grant Recipients 

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