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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Since its founding in 1969, ArtsBuild has been dedicated to providing funding for local arts and cultural organizations in the greater Chattanooga area. Currently, ArtsBuild supports 13 nonprofit organizations with annual operating funds. Additionally, we administer a small grant program, Arts Build Communities (ABC), through the Tennessee Arts Commission.

In 2012, ArtsBuild initiated the Community Cultural Connections (CCC) grant program that provides small grants to organizations to provide arts programming for underserved populations in Hamilton County. To-date, we have distributed $120,000 to more than 40 local organizations through the CCC grants.

Currently in its tenth year, the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute is a four-month program that offers participants the leadership skills necessary to prepare for prominent volunteer roles within local arts organizations. In 2013, ArtsBuild launched its first Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute specifically for elementary, middle, and high school educators.