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Chapman Cultural Center Awards '20-'21 Fourth Quarter Community Grants

May 20, 2021 | 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 artists and organizations a Community Grant for our Q4 2020-2021 grants cycle! Learn more about their projects and programs below.

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Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE) was awarded a Community Grant for their children’s photo project that teamed up with the Spartanburg Science Center. The grant was used to hire local artists to create large-scale works based on the photographs, film processing, printing, and framing for the project.

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Local designer, Dewi Mayasari, was awarded a Community Grant to help pay for heavy-duty equipment that will allow her to keep her leatherwork in-house rather than continuing to outsource her work. She has a thriving leather handbag and accessories business and frequently participates as a vendor at various Chapman Cultural Center and other markets throughout the county.

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Local Creative, Zach Parks, was awarded a Community Grant to help cover the cost of purchasing, processing, and printing film photography for a project he’s working on that will document everyday life in the smaller and often overlooked areas of Spartanburg County. He plans to donate images to the public library's local history room and eventually hopes to create a book of the images.

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Katherine Rausch was awarded a Community Grant to help cover the cost of a new Apple laptop which will help her in various artistic projects and initiatives. A high-quality computer is a must for artists and designers and Katherine uses hers for designing paintings, sets for stage productions, and for teaching virtual art classes.

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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