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Chapman Cultural Center Awards ’21-’22 Third Quarter Community Grants

February 03, 2022 | Features

Chapman Cultural Center is committed to broadening and strengthening Spartanburg’s Cultural community. Because of this commitment, a major part of the work we do is centered around funding Spartanburg’s arts and cultural community.

One of Chapman Cultural Center's major funding opportunities comes in the form of our quarterly Community Grants Program. The Community Grants Program awards up to $5,000 per application and is open to both individual artists and non-profits/government agencies. Learn more about the grant application process here.

We’re proud to announce we’ve awarded the following organization a Community Grant for our Q3 2021-2022 grants cycle! Learn more about their project below.

Brothers Restoring Urban Hope

B.R.U.H. Mentoring was awarded a Chapman Cultural Center Community Grant to create an educational S.T.E.M.-themed mural throughout the newly updated B.R.U.H. community center in Cowpens. The new S.T.E.M. mural will be painted in a way that identifies specific heavenly bodies and their position relative to the earth and sun.

The painting will be a transition from day to night sky and within it, there would be historical figures that would showcase the many achievements in various STEM-related fields (e.g. space exploration, medicine, science, mathematics). The room itself would become a generational teaching tool. The mural will not only inspire our youth, but they will also be able to assist with the paintings which will give them an appreciation for renovating efforts that will take place in their Community Center. Students will have a chance to work with Adam Schrimmer/ Blank Canvas Mural Co. as a continued project that they will always remember.

To continue to fund projects that support the Spartanburg arts community, we ask that you consider supporting local artists and organizations by donating to the Chapman Cultural Center. 

If you would like more information or have questions about community grants, the application process, or other grant opportunities, please contact Community Impact and Outreach Director Melissa Earley at

Chapman Cultural Center receives general financial support for cultural projects impacting Spartanburg County, 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.

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