New space responds to Amplify Columbia cultural plan recommendations
COLUMBIA, SC – One Columbia for Arts and Culture is proud to announce that it is establishing a shared cultural space in the North Columbia area at 1013 Duke. The building is the former home to Indie Grits Labs. One Columbia has partnered with three arts organizations to continue to facilitate cultural experiences in the North Columbia community. Going forward, this space will be known as the 1013 Co-Op.
Over the next few months One Columbia, Columbia Children’s Theatre, the Jasper Project, and The Magic Purple Circle presented by artist and storyteller Darion McCloud will be setting up offices and shared spaces for collaboration and community connection around the arts.
As the facility becomes more established, One Columbia and is partners will seek opportunities to connect and work with the communities around the space both to serve the community and share in cultural expression.
“It was important to locate The Magic Purple Circle in North Main for many reasons,” says Darion McCloud of The Magic Purple Circle. “It has schools and libraries and homes and rental properties and small businesses on the come up. And families, lots and lots of families. It has all the things that make community.”
The 1013 Co-Op and the goals that One Columbia has identified for the cultural space are a direct response to several of the Amplify Columbia cultural plan recommendations. The recently finalized plan will be presented to the Columbia City Council on October 20, 2020.
“One Columbia providing a venue of cultural experiences for the North Columbia community and the city of Columbia is fantastic! The Amplify initiative listened to the arts community and will deliver on providing space and opportunities to artists to showcase their talents and contributions to the arts culture of our capital city.” says Councilman Sam Davis, the council representative for District 1 where the Co-Op is located.
“Launching 1013 Co-Op is a silver lining in an incredibly difficult year for Columbia’s arts and culture organizations and our entire community,” states Kristin Morris, the chair of the One Columbia Board of Directors. “This space continues our momentum on several of the recommendations from the Amplify Cultural Plan. We look forward to growing the space and having more gatherings in the North Columbia neighborhoods when public health recommendations allow. Our main office on Taylor Street has been a meeting space for many impactful organizations and we are excited to see how our partners at 1013 Co-Op continue to grow and benefit our community.”
About One Columbia for Arts and Culture
One Columbia for Arts and Culture is a non-profit corporation that works to promote collaboration among citizens, the cultural community, and city government through celebrations of Columbia’s arts and historic treasures. Its goal is to enhance the quality of life for our residents, attract tourist dollars to our city, and further build our vibrant community. In short, it serves as the promotional arm of the City for Columbia’s cultural community. Visit the One Columbia website (http://onecolumbiasc.com) for a continuously updated master list of art and cultural activities occurring throughout the city.