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11 to receive FY23 operating support from Chapman Cultural Center

[caption id="attachment_49964" align="aligncenter" width="950"] A 2018 installation exhibit at Spartanburg Art Museum by artist Jonathan Brilliant. Photo by Jake Francek/Social Design House.[/caption]

Chapman Cultural Center is pleased to announce we’ve awarded $539,400 in General Operating Support (GOS) Grants to 11 arts and cultural organizations for the 2022/2023 fiscal year.

Chapman Cultural CenterThe funds are the highest amount awarded since the 2019/2020 fiscal year and will be critical to supporting Spartanburg’s arts and cultural community as it continues to recover from the pandemic. Grantees use GOS funding to support annual operating expenses and general funding to support and progress the mission of their organization. In the last twenty-five years, through donations to the United Arts Fund, Chapman Cultural Center has awarded $18 million in grants to strengthen, develop, and promote the cultural vibrancy in Spartanburg County in a sustainable way, and our community’s creative ecology is stronger because of it. Chapman Cultural Center is the leading Local Arts Agency in Spartanburg County. Each year, GOS grants are awarded based on a stringent application process to arts and cultural organizations that have been established as a 501(c)3 for three years or more and work towards advancing the arts and cultural vitality of Spartanburg County. Grantees are evaluated based on merit, need, evidence of sound management and fiscal responsibility, and service within Spartanburg County. “We are thrilled to be awarding these grants as arts and cultural organizations emerge from the pandemic and strive to increase service to students and underserved citizens, and to bring together the community at the Chapman Center and at other venues throughout Spartanburg County. The arts and culture unite us and these grants represent important operating funds that sustain nonprofits in our area and enable us all to celebrate what makes our community so special and unique,” said Daniel Mayer, President and CEO of Chapman Cultural Center. General Operating Support Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Artists Collective | Spartanburg Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Ballet Spartanburg Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve Hub City Writers Project Proud Mary Theatre Company Spartanburg Art Museum Spartanburg County Historical Association Spartanburg Little Theatre and Spartanburg Youth Theatre Spartanburg Philharmonic Spartanburg Science Center 

Upon receiving the grant, Robin Ruppe, Executive Director of Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve said, “On behalf of Hatcher Garden Board and staff, we sincerely and most gratefully thank the Chapman Cultural Center for their very generous GOS Grant award. With this support, we can continue collaborative arts partnership activities for all ages in the community and greatly appreciate the generous financial support of Hatcher Garden!” This year, Chapman Cultural Center received additional funding through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to aid in the arts and cultural sectors’ recovery from the pandemic. Chapman Cultural Center received $250,000 in funding which was used to supplement and distribute GOS grants to eligible organizations. To learn more about Chapman Cultural Center’s various grants programs and processes, please visit our website.

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Spartanburg Little Theatre seeks Director of Youth Theatre Programs and Education

July 28, 2015 update: This position has been filled. Spartanburg Little Theatre in Spartanburg, S.C., invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Director of Youth Theatre Programs and Education. This position oversees all aspects of Spartanburg Youth Theatre productions and is responsible for creating and administering educational programming for K4-12. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Examples of job duties: Production Management/Directing

  • Work with the Executive Artistic Director of the Spartanburg Little Theatre to select and procure rights for all Spartanburg Youth Theatre mainstage productions.
  • Manage all Spartanburg Youth Theatre productions, including hiring production staff, scheduling and supervising auditions, coordinating build days and parent volunteers, and management of production budgets.
  • Direct at least one Spartanburg Youth Theatre mainstage production.
  • Work with the Spartanburg Youth Theatre Parent Advisory Council to coordinate parent volunteers for all Spartanburg Youth Theatre school time and public shows.
Theatre Education/Youth Classes
  • Develop educational goals for the Spartanburg Youth Theatre’s youth education programs.
  • Select classes and workshops in support of those goals for two 10-week class sessions (one in the fall semester, and one in the spring semester) and a full program of summer camps.
  • Teach at least two youth courses per semester and two summer camp sessions.
  • Oversee the scheduling and hiring of teachers, enrollment of students and teacher payroll.
  • Work with community organizations (e.g. The Boys and Girls Clubs, Spartanburg County Public Library, etc.) to provide educational opportunities for area youth.
  • Create educational materials for each Spartanburg Youth Theatre production and distribute to all schools and teachers attending school time productions
  • Develop and maintain relationships with area schools, businesses and other community organizations.
  • Work with the Spartanburg Little Theatre media coordinator to ensure effective publicity strategies and advertising of Spartanburg Youth Theatre educational programs and productions.
  • Work with the Spartanburg Little Theatre media coordinator to maintain a vibrant social media presence (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Ensure that the Spartanburg Youth Theatre website is regularly updated and maintained.
  • Adhere to production and education budgets in coordination with the Spartanburg Little Theatre Executive Artistic Director.
  • Maintain and manage attendance spreadsheets for Spartanburg Youth Theatre school time performances and education programs.
  • Invoice schools for Spartanburg Youth Theatre school time performances.
  • Attend monthly meetings of the Spartanburg Youth Theatre Parent Advisory Council to discuss upcoming events, fundraisers, coordinate volunteers and ensure production support.
  • Select members of and lead monthly meetings for the Spartanburg Youth Theatre Junior Advisory Board.
  • Assist the Spartanburg Little Theatre executive artistic director in maintaining all safety and security policies
Visit Spartanburg Little Theatre's website for a complete list of duties, required qualifications and application instructions. Via: Spartanburg Little Theatre