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Artists Grants

 

Community Grants

Overview

The Community Grants Program awards up to $5,000 per application and is open to both individual artists and non-profits/government agencies. Mediums supported include performing, visual, literary, crafts, and folk arts. The grants are awarded quarterly and are funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina. 

What to expect after applying: 
Our grants committee will review and score each complete application (incomplete applications will not be considered). Their funding recommendations will be given to the Chapman Cultural Center’s Board of Trustees for a vote, and once that vote has passed, applicants will be contacted with the results. In general, the review and voting process takes about one month’s time from the date of the application deadline, so please allow a minimum of 30 days to get the results.   

Eligibility

Grants are available only to professional artists over the age of 18 that reside within Spartanburg County.

Individual artists may apply for funds to help with:

  • Equipment purchase/rental
  • Travel/research expenses for a new project
  • Master-level workshops/skill development opportunities (non degree-earning classes)
  • Marketing /promotion
  • Public art projects (may not be on private property)
  • Much more…see application for the full breadth of funding opportunities.

What Projects Are Not Eligible? 

  • Scholarships
  • Capital improvements and real property
  • Classes/practicums that earn college credit
  • School-sponsored projects not for the public
  • In-school, curriculum-based projects with significant non-student participation
  • Projects not open to the general public

Deadlines
2021-2022

If your project will run during this time period, you should apply by these deadlines.

July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 (Q1): apply by May 16, 2021
October 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 (Q2): apply by August 16, 2021
January 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022(Q3): apply by November 15, 2021
April 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022 (Q4): apply by February 14, 2022

These deadlines may be subject to change, due to ongoing COVID-19 issues. Please contact Community Impact and Outreach Director Melissa Earley at mEearley@spartanarts.org with any questions.

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