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Chapman Cultural Center Awards '19-'20 Second Quarter Community Grants

September 19, 2019 | 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 artist and Community Organizations a Community Grant for our Q2, 2019-2020, grants cycle! Learn more about their projects and programs below! 

65440673_10157342933263781_6870926076973940736_n.jpgCharles Lea Center

Charles Lea Center will use its $1,000 grant to pay local group Bill and Tad’s Excellent Duo to play at its signature annual Road Rally fundraiser. This year the theme is Ghost Stories, and they expect 20 teams to participate in the rally with about 200 people attending the dinner afterward. All funds raised from the event will benefit the Charles Lea Center. (Photo by Nancy Lewis).

14925422_1055268074599650_1316169301612918623_n.jpgSpartanburg Festival Chorus

Spartanburg Festival Chorus will use their $1,500 grant for the All-Beethoven Concert they are planning in order to celebrate the anniversary of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The chorus is based at Converse College and the concert will take place on November 14th at Twichell Auditorium.

62089195_2208234842558010_6824752468417576960_o.jpgSpartanburg Terrace Tenants Association

Spartanburg Terrace Tenant Association will use their $2,000 grant for their 40th annual talent show, An Evening of Talent Expressions. This is a showcase of local and regional talent, of all ages, in the performing arts. Prizes are awarded to the top 6 performers overall, as well as 1st place prizes for comedy, dance, drama, vocals, and music. The goals are to nurture the performer’s interest in the arts and to showcase local talent. The event will be held at the CCC on November 23.

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 to 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 

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