Community Arts 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 20 arts and cultural organizations in the greater Chattanooga area through the Mission Support Grant program:

Art 120

An organization created to enrich Chattanooga and its surrounding community through the creation, education, and celebration of STE(A)M-based learning.

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.

Association for Visual Arts (AVA)

Dedicated to connecting visual arts and community in personal and experiential ways because we believe that art makes people and communities better.

East Lake Expression Engine

An after-school and summer music program serving underprivileged students in the Chattanooga community that seeks to develop the creativity, discipline, problem solving skills, social skills and spiritual maturity of its students through musical instruction and collaboration.

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.

H*Art Gallery

Offering homeless persons and other non-traditional artists an opportunity to create and sell their artwork for their benefit.

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

A source of curricula, historical references, creative works and media about the African American experience.

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 Ballet

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

Scenic City Clay Arts

Sustaining the art and craft of all things clay through education, practice, and a community studio space.

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.

Sculpture Fields at Montague Park

Creating and maintaining a sculpture park in Chattanooga, Tennessee of the highest quality, international scope and of lasting value and benefit to the City and the region, as well as establishing programming, benefiting the local, regional arts establishment as well as the education community at all levels and the citizenry at large.

Chattanooga Girls Choir

Helping girls become extraordinary young women through choral music education and artistic performance experiences.


Dedicated to growing the music economy in the Chattanooga region by building local music industry infrastructure and professional expertise through ongoing programs, events and initiatives.

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.

Southern Lit Alliance

Delivering literary arts experiences that encourage people to read and to write.

Chattanooga Theatre Centre

Enhancing our community through quality theatrical experiences.


A year-round, free youth arts workshop founded by professional artists Charlie and Iantha Newton using art to create an atmosphere of support where instruction in art and mentoring in social skills can take place.

Contemporary Performing Arts of Chattanooga (CoPAC)

Enhancing the community by cultivating and mentoring diverse artists, presenters, and audiences in an accessible and respectful environment.

Unity Performing Arts Foundation of Chattanooga

Uniting and empowering members with artistic excellence by promoting training, discipline, professionalism and teamwork in a positive environment.