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Our Mission
Provide cultural leadership for Greater Spartanburg by developing, strengthening, and promoting the scope, excellence and educational role of the arts, humanities and sciences, and to further their significance in the life of our community and all of its citizens.
Our impact

Chapman Cultural Center

Chapman Cultural Center provides major funding and education for many of Spartanburg’s arts and cultural organizations. Its educational programs serve more than 40,000 public and private school students throughout Spartanburg County, with residencies by professional artists in the disciplines of music, dance, visual arts, literature, media, theatre, and crafts. 


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Leading in Our Local Schools

To ensure that the arts remain an essential aspect of the learning experience for students throughout Spartanburg County, Chapman Cultural Center provides comprehensive services to schools, teachers, and students of Spartanburg County. The program includes both broad-based exposure to a wide variety of art forms and in-depth residencies that directly connect students with working artists and provide hands-on experiences in art making.

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Leading in Our Local Communities

Chapman Cultural Center is more than a destination. Honoring our vision of providing cultural leadership, we branch out into Spartanburg County to advocate for the arts and culture of our region. Chapman Cultural Center provides a voice for the arts, science, and humanities in community development, not just to attract tourists but to make Spartanburg a more vibrant place for its residents. We are committed to creative placemaking, community planning, and increasing Spartanburg's livability. 

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Leading Alongside Others

Several Partner organizations make up Chapman Cultural Center. Each of these Partners represent, promote, and hold expertise in a different cultural or art discipline. Chapman is proud to serve as the central driving force in our community’s dynamic cultural life. During the past 20 years, Chapman (and its forerunners) has become the fourth largest arts organization in South Carolina.

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