We support:
Chattanooga Boys Choir
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera
Chattanooga Theatre Centre
Creative Discovery Museum
Bessie Smith Cultural Center
Chattanooga Ballet
Association for Visual Arts
Ballet Tennessee
Chattanooga Girls Choir
Hunter Museum of American Art
Shaking Ray Levi Society
Southern Lit Alliance






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ArtsBuild publishes ArtsDirect annually as a resource guide for schools and community organizations. ArtsDirect includes information about programs and services offered by local arts organizations and teaching artists.

ArtsDirect also includes information on funding available to schools from the Tennessee Arts Commission, as well as biographical information about arts organizations and teaching artists.

Programs Include:

  • Field trips
  • In-School performances and workshops
  • Professional development opportunities for teachers

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*The teaching artists listed in the ArtsDirect are individual contractors and are not employees of ArtsBuild. ArtsDirect is a listing of teaching artists and arts events; therefore, ArtsBuild does not endorse any artists or event nor imply stature through their inclusion in this directory.

Tennessee Arts Commission Student Ticket Subsidy Program
Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) is a program administered by the Tennessee Arts Commission. The program provides ticket subsidy funds to Tennessee public schools to expose students to a broad variety of cultural experiences, arts disciplines, and artists.

Schools may apply for a maximum of $3,000 per fiscal year. Funding for STS is allocated per county according to school age population and by demand. STS applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds are expended. Applications must be received a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of the project. For more information view the Student Ticket Subsidy Grant Guidelines.


Additional Resources

Tennessee Resources:
Tennessee Arts Commission
Tennessee Department of Education

Arts Advocacy:
Tennesseans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts

State Arts Organizations:
Tennessee Art Education Association
Tennessee Association of Dance
Tennessee Music Educators Association
Tennessee Theatre Association
VSA Arts Tennessee

Regional Arts Councils:
Jackson City Area Arts Council
Johnson City Area Arts Council
Knoxville Arts Alliance
Metro Arts - Nashville

Professional Development:
Tennessee Arts Academy
Southeast Center for Education in the Arts

National Arts Education Resources:
Gould and Associates for the Ford Foundation
The Performing Arts Alliance
Arts Education Partnership
American Music Conference
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts - Arts Education Campaign
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Programs
Mr. Holland's Opus
Music for all Foundation
National Art Education Association
National Association of Recording Artists and Sciences
National Endowment for the Arts
President's Committee on the Arts and on the Humanities
VH1 - Save the Music
American Alliance of Museums
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
National Gallery of Art
Opera America
Smithsonian Education
South Arts
Educational Theatre Association
Theatre Communications Group
Annenberg Learner