ArtsBuild is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has named James McKissic as President of the organization. He will assume the role on December 16, 2019. McKissic is a Chattanooga-area native with two decades of experience promoting community and art.
ArtsBuild is seeking candidates for the 2019 Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute, an eight-part series designed to fully engage participants in the arts community. The deadline for applications is August 16, 2019.
ArtsBuild and the Southeast Tennessee Development District will host an Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant workshop on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The orientation will be held at ArtsBuild, 301 E. 11th Street #300 in Chattanooga and will review guidelines and tips for applying for funds through this Tennessee Arts Commission grant program.
ArtsBuild is pleased to exhibit the artwork of local professional artist Iantha Newton.
Iantha was born in London, England and resides in Chattanooga. She is a past recipient (2017 and 2018) of Equity in the Arts, a grants program created by ArtsBuild in partnership with Benwood Foundation to support projects led by local Black and Latino artists.
Warren Barnett will be honored during the 2019 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award presentation on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. ArtsBuild will host the event at the Hunter Museum of American Art from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
ArtsBuild, with support from the Benwood Foundation, has provided a second round of awards in the Equity in the Arts grant program to support projects led by local Black and Latino artists. Grants for 2018 were awarded to eight individual artists and organizations. The goals for the Equity in the Arts grant program are to help build the careers of local Black and Latino artists, increase sustainability of cultural organizations that focus on Black and Latino arts, build community awareness of Black and Latino arts within Hamilton County, and to support collaborations between Black and Latino artists and other arts organizations within the community.
The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded 347 Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Grants Awards totaling $4,226,710 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists in Tennessee. A total of $330,000 of those grant awards went to organizations in Hamilton County.
ArtsBuild is seeking candidates for the 2018 Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute, an eight-part series designed to fully engage participants in the arts community. The deadline for applications is August 17, 2018.
Chattanooga kicks off April with a new event, ARTBURST, a month-long celebration of art, artists, and the blooming of color in spring. Each week features events designed to stimulate the senses and bring new energy into the city including outdoor art exhibitions, artful yoga, art walks and bike rides, unveiling of several new public artworks, and more.