The Governor's School for the Arts Foundation creates extraordinary opportunities for our students, teachers, donors, and the entire South Carolina community.


Our Mission

We serve South Carolina's artistically talented students by increasing awareness and raising revenues to ensure excellence in our nation's premier public residential high school for the arts.

“It is a privilege to serve the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation because our success leads directly to better opportunities for the School’s students. In many ways, these are South Carolina’s best and brightest, and I do not want any of them to be limited in any way by a lack of funding.”
— Kurt Schumacher, GSA Foundation Board Chair

our vision 

We will build awareness and pride to increase resources and provide opportunities for the next generation of South Carolina's young artists.

What We've Achieved

  • Award over $160,000 in scholarship funding for summer program and year round students annually.
  • Host 30 nationally recognized artists each year through the visiting guest artist program. 
  • Bring arts education experiences to students across South Carolina each year through outreach programs. 
  • Support disadvantaged students by providing for basic necessities, underwriting learning experiences, and assisting with college audition fees.