ArtsBuild Hosts Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute for Teachers

ArtsBuild will hold its fifth annual Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute for Teachers June 6-8, 2017. The program is based on the popular leadership institute offered by ArtsBuild each fall and is specifically geared toward K-12 teachers, librarians, principals, and administrators.

Over three days the classes will focus on the impact of the arts on the local economy, downtown development, education, and quality of life. Sessions will feature hands-on activities, tours of arts organizations and artist studios as well as special guest speakers and panelists from the community. 


“The teacher’s version of the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute came from a request from a local teacher who wanted to participate in the fall session but was unable to because of her school schedule,” said Rodney Van Valkenburg, Director of Grants and Initiatives at ArtsBuild. “The shorter, three-day intensive allows us to personalize the program for K-12 educators and administrators who have unique perspectives about arts and culture in Chattanooga. “


A total of 70 teachers have participated in the Teacher’s Institute since 2013. “The feedback we receive after each year’s institute has been extremely positive,” Van Valkenburg said. “Teachers are excited about what they learn and are eager to share it with their fellow educators.”


Tuition is $65 for the three-day program and includes lunch each day, Institute materials, and a copy of A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 19. Visit for more information.