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.
Alice L. Smith and Booker T. Scruggs II will be honored during the 2018 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award presentation on Tuesday, March 13. ArtsBuild will host the event at the Hunter Museum of American Art from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
ArtsBuild, the Southeast Development District and the Tennessee Arts Commission will hold a joint presentation to announce the results of the recent Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study that measured the cumulative economic impact of the non-profit arts sector in the region and across the state. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at ArtsBuild, 301 E. 11th Street, Second Floor. Presenters include Anne Pope, Executive Director of the Tennessee Arts Commission, Beth Jones, Executive Director of the Southeast Development District and Dan Bowers, President of ArtsBuild. The presentation is free and open to the public.
ArtsBuild will add Kindergarten to its Imagine! Initiative for the 2017-2018 school year in collaboration with the Creative Discovery Museum.
ArtsBuild welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors on June 13. New members are Nicole Brown, Xavier Cotto, Olga de Klein, James McKissic, and Marcus McKamey.
ArtsBuild held its fifth Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute for Teachers June 6-8. The program is based on the organization’s popular arts leadership institute presented each fall.
ArtsBuild and the Southeast Tennessee Development District will host an Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant workshop on Tuesday, April 25 at 5 pm. The orientation will be held at ArtsBuild, 301 E. 11th Street in Chattanooga and will review guidelines and tips for applying for funds through this Tennessee Arts Commission grant program.