We use creative placemaking to revitalize local communities and build an artistically vibrant region. We design, develop and implement public projects that link art, Design, culture and heritage strategies to education, economic development, and urban planning and design.

Our Mission

We increase the livability and economic vitality of Horry County, South Carolina through public and private partnerships that use the arts as a tool to combat community deterioration and to foster a distinct sense of place.

Photography provided by Jason Barnette.


We are creating a vision for the future while demonstrating how creative strategies in art, design and cultural tourism meet the economic needs of Horry County.
— Dr. Dennis Stevens, President & Founder, Conway Cultural Development Corporation

Our Approach: Creative Placemaking

As an intentional and integrated part of our approach, Creative Placemaking seeks to engage communities, enhance public spaces and contribute to a more healthy, sustainable and vibrant local environment. We target art, design, culture and heritage strategies at increasing community prosperity and well-being, and we also work to define and distinguish Conway and Horry County as great places to live and visit.

As a community development corporation, our efforts include: 

  • Cultural Districts
  • Public Art
  • Cultural and Creative Incubators
  • Mixed-Use Real Estate Development
  • Artist Relocation Programs 
  • Municipal Cultural Planning
  • Community Arts Development 
  • Strategic Public/Private Partnerships