$29,988 Grant Awarded to PRSF from South Carolina Arts Commission

In December 2022, the Port Royal Sound Foundation (PRSF) received a $29,988 General Operations Support (GOS) grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission. This grant supports PRSF’s ongoing educational programming for children and adults, with a specific focus on connecting people to the environment through art. PRSF believes in the power of art as a tool to inspire the community and further conservation efforts.

“It has been so exciting to see our arts programs grow in recent years. Art is such an incredible way to deepen people’s appreciation of the beauty and significance of the waters around them, which in turn inspires them to take steps to protect it. We look forward to continuing to grow our arts offerings, and the support of South Carolina Arts Commission is what makes that possible.”

-Kat Armstrong, Naturalist and Special Projects Coordinator

PRSF arts programs reach all ages and experience levels, from school children to families to professional artists. PRSF is very proud to feature Travis Folk as the 2023 Artist of the Year, a cartographer and land manager who combines his love of nature and maps into beautiful art pieces that highlight our local environment. Alongside Folk, the rotating exhibit room in the PRSF Maritime Center will highlight professional artists working in various mediums throughout the year, including textiles, photography, metalworking, and more. Displays of a sweetgrass basket, paintings, and music from the Gullah Geechee community celebrate the cultural importance of art in our area. Our annual STEAM Festival (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and annual Recycled Art contest offer opportunities for artists of all backgrounds to build their creativity and curiosity while learning about the world around them. These programs, and many more, are funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


At A Glance


From creature feedings to nature hikes, we’ve got exciting events for the whole family to enjoy.


We are centrally located in Beaufort County, where S.C. 170 crosses the Chechessee River. Just take the right exit from either direction at the bridge.

Field Trips

Fun for all ages, field trips enhance students’ classroom curriculum and gives them a unique understanding of our coastal environment.


Truly the heart of our Foundation, volunteering is the perfect way to learn more about what makes the Sound so important to us.

Ways to Give

Help us make a more profound impact for generations to come, not only for the Sound but for our community too!

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