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Robert Prioleau, Partner/Strategy Director, Blue Ion



Building on the Lowcountry region's well-deserved reputation as a desirable place to live, work and play the Creative Industries Cluster is at the forefront of this emerging industry inspiring the development of new design and building techniques, restoration technologies and innovative products and materials.

This cluster has formed a leadership group called Charleston's Creative Parliament. Discussions and planning meetings determine how to build the right infrastructure for people in the creative class. The group has raised $15,000 for an economic impact study of the creative industry on the region, and will release the data this Fall.

The following categories have been selected as areas of focus for the cluster:

  • Preservation & Restoration
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Architecture & Urban Design
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Culinary Arts
  • Literary & Publishing
  • Digital Media & Design

Learn more about the Creative Services Cluster from our partners at the Charleston Regional Development Alliance.

Reference Library

Charleston's Creative Parliament's Blog

New Carolina Creative Cluster Member Jeff Taylor of Cognetix, LLC on SC Business Review

New Carolina Creative Cluster Champion Patrick Bryant on SC Business Review

Success Stories

Charleston Creative Parliament defining a new sector by Daniel Brock of

Go To Team registers apprenticeship program for Directors of Photography 


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