More Arts in More Places for More People

Planning for the Future of Arts Education

Planning for the Future of Arts Education

Since 1969, ArtsBuild has served as a catalyst for the arts in Chattanooga and Hamilton County. Through grant-making, arts education initiatives, and arts advocacy, we are focused on what the arts can do to make our community a better place.

Our Mission

At ArtsBuild, our mission is to build a stronger community through the arts.

Over the past five decades, Arts Build has invested more than $75 million in arts organizations, arts programs and arts education initiatives in Chattanooga. Additionally, ArtsBuild:

  • Provides free arts performances and exhibits for more than 11,000 school children in grades K-4 each year.
  • Has given financial support to more than 100 unique arts organizations and community arts projects and arts events since 2012.
  • Will award $500,000 in 2019 through competitive-based grants to support the mission, outreach efforts and programs of local arts organizations, our Community Arts Partners.
  • Receives generous gifts from 1,000 donors each year to the ArtsBuild Annual Campaign, providing critical support for the arts in Chattanooga.
  • Funds 20 Community Arts Partners, who serve a cumulative total of 750,000 people each year.
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Make a Difference

Your gift to ArtsBuild helps create a more vibrant city and a stronger community. Generous gifts from individuals to our Annual Campaign are essential to our ability to invest in our arts organizations and reach more people through the arts. Learn more about all the unique arts programs made possible by you!

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GRANTEE SPOTLIGHT —

Alex Loza

Peruvian-born artist Alex Paul Loza hopes the scenes in the "Dreaming Forward/Soñando" (Chattanooga’s first Latino mural) will encourage conversation about Latino cultural heritage and how it connects to contemporary life.

GRANTEE SPOTLIGHT —

Alex Loza

Peruvian-born artist Alex Paul Loza hopes the scenes in the "Dreaming Forward/Soñando" (Chattanooga’s first Latino mural) will encourage conversation about Latino cultural heritage and how it connects to contemporary life.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT —

New Class of Holmies

ArtsBuild welcomes the 14th Class of the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute. This year’s class is made up of people from all sectors – business, education, artists, civic leaders, and community volunteers. We affectionately call our Holmberg Institute graduates "Holmies."

SPOTLIGHT —

New Class of Holmies

ArtsBuild welcomes the 14th Class of the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute. This year’s class is made up of people from all sectors – business, education, artists, civic leaders, and community volunteers. We affectionately call our Holmberg Institute graduates "Holmies."

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Our Community Arts Partners

It takes everyone – arts organizations, artists, administrators, and educators – to build a stronger community through the arts. Learn more about ArtsBuild and how our Community Arts Partners are making a difference.

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