What is Amplify?

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve seen the news. You’ve completely stumbled into this.

Columbia is an exciting hot spot – the Real Southern Hot Spot, some would say. And, because there is so much happening in Columbia, it’s time we get organized and make a plan.

One Columbia for Arts and History is collaborating with government, non-profit and corporate partners to create a comprehensive cultural plan for Columbia and the surrounding area. The Midlands of South Carolina¬†are experiencing significant growth in population and economic development. The planning process that we’re taking on includes an assessment of the creative landscape and broad community input to develop a focused strategy with long-term vision that enhances livability and drives future cultural tourism.

This 12-18 month effort will result in a plan that takes into consideration current trends in the development of arts and culture at a national level, advances the growth of the local and regional creative community, and considers ways to expand access to the arts for the region’s culturally diverse and growing population and align with city planning efforts. We need your input, ideas and voice.

This site is only the start.