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Chapman Cultural Center awards over $500,000 to Local Arts and Cultural Organizations

April 28, 2022 | Features

Chapman Cultural Center is pleased to announce we’ve awarded $539,400 in General Operating Support (GOS) Grants to 11 arts and cultural organizations for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The funds are the highest amount awarded since the 2019-2020 fiscal year and will be critical to supporting Spartanburg’s arts and cultural community as it continues to recover from the pandemic. Grantees use GOS funding to support annual operating expenses and general funding to support and progress the mission of their organization.

In the last twenty-five years, through donations to the United Arts Fund, Chapman Cultural Center has awarded $18 million in grants to strengthen, develop, and promote the cultural vibrancy in Spartanburg County in a sustainable way, and our community’s creative ecology is stronger because of it.

Each year, GOS grants are awarded based on a stringent application process to arts and cultural organizations that have been established as a 501(c)3 for three years or more and work towards advancing the arts and cultural vitality of Spartanburg County. Grantees are evaluated based on merit, need, evidence of sound management and fiscal responsibility, and service within Spartanburg County.

“We are thrilled to be awarding these grants as arts and cultural organizations emerge from the pandemic and strive to increase service to students and underserved citizens, and to bring together the community at the Chapman Center and at other venues throughout Spartanburg County." 

"The arts and culture unite us and these grants represent important operating funds that sustain nonprofits in our area and enable us all to celebrate what makes our community so special and unique,” said Daniel Mayer, President and CEO of Chapman Cultural Center.

General Operating Support Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Artists Collective | Spartanburg
Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg
Ballet Spartanburg
Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve
Hub City Writers Project
Proud Mary Theatre Company
Spartanburg Art Museum 
Spartanburg County Historical Association 
Spartanburg Little Theatre and Spartanburg Youth Theatre
Spartanburg Philharmonic 
Spartanburg Science Center 
Learn more about Chapman Cultural Center’s various grant programs.
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