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City of Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg, South Carolina




Aerial photo of an urban scape.

An aerial view of the Northside neighborhood Photo by Carroll Foster, Hot Eye Photography

The NEA grant will support an arts and cultural plan for Northside, a 350-acre neighborhood undergoing redevelopment in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Engagement and cultural planning activities with artists and arts organizations will complement other planning efforts, including a recently awarded U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development CHOICE Neighborhood Planning Grant, to ensure that arts planning is embedded in the redevelopment process for the neighborhood.

Partners include HUB-BUB, Chapman Cultural Center, Mary Black Foundation, Northside Leadership Council, and City of Spartanburg. The plan will target Northside residents where the median family income is $16,290, less than half of what residents earn nationwide. The population of Spartanburg is 37,334.