Cultural Partners

Chattanooga’s cultural and arts community is made up of a creative and diverse group of organizations whose collective mission is supporting art, cultural and historical experiences and education for the residents of and visitors to our community.

ArtsBuild is proud to support 12 arts and cultural organizations in the greater Chattanooga area through the Cultural Partner Operating Support Grant program:

Association for Visual Arts

Promoting, supporting and advocating for original visual art and artists.

Chattanooga Symphony and Opera

Enriching the quality of life in the greater Chattanooga area by providing a variety of exemplary musical programs and productions of symphony, opera and other genres; and nurturing the appreciation of music, especially symphonic music and opera, through educational programs for students and diverse audiences.

Ballet Tennessee

Positively impacting people of all ages, races, abilities, and economic levels through the art of ballet by providing professional quality performance and instruction.

Chattanooga Theatre Centre

Enhancing our community through quality theatrical experiences.

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

A source of curricula, historical references, creative works and media about the African American experience.

Creative Discovery Museum

Stimulating the creative spirit and natural curiosity of every child, creating an excitement for learning through interactive exploration of the arts and sciences, fostering innovation and excellence as an educational resource, and supporting the cultural and economic vitality of the Chattanooga region.

Chattanooga Ballet

Stimulating artistic growth and increasing public awareness and participation in the art of dance in our community and region.

Hunter Museum of American Art

Presenting American art as an enriching and enjoyable experience to a wide and diverse audience through an exemplary and comprehensive collection of American art, broad ranging and engaging exhibitions, compelling education programs and activities, and a dynamic and accessible museum experience.

Chattanooga Boys Choir

Positively influencing and developing the lives of boys by providing a music program of the highest quality which includes education, appreciation, and performance.

Shaking Ray Levi Society

Supporting, producing and presenting diverse genres of music, film and performance art through festivals, recordings and the Internet. The SRLS is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of non-traditional artists and arts advocates who will continue to challenge local audiences and enhance the cultural growth of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Chattanooga Girls Choir

Offering talented young ladies the opportunity to develop musicianship, vocal technique, and performance skills.

Southern Lit Alliance

Celebrating Southern writers and readers through community education and innovative literary arts experiences.