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Organization Grants

Community Grants

GOS Grants

Grantee: Speaking Down Barriers | Project: Day of Transformation 


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.   


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



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

Deadline         Project period
November 15, 2021               Jan 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022 (6 month time frame)
February 15, 2022                 April 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022 (3 month time frame)
May 16, 2022                         July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 (12 month time frame)
August 15, 2022                    Oct 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 (9 month time frame)

Please contact Impact and Outreach Director Melissa Earley at  with any questions.

Current GOS Grantees


Chapman Cultural Center General Operating Support (GOS) grants are funds for arts, science, history, and cultural organizations to help them with their general expenses.

GOS grants have very few restrictions. The funds go towards just about anything that helps the organization fulfill its mission. It's not just for projects or programs, but goes towards rent, staff, marketing, office equipment...almost anything the organization needs.    


All non-profits in Spartanburg County who are

  1. Minimum of 3 years old
  2. Have a mission focused on the arts, sciences, or history

Deadline: 11/19/2021

Contact Melissa Earley for questions.

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