The Arts Mean Business. That is the message being delivered today by ArtsBuild, who announced it has joined the Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5, a national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. The research study is being conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization advancing the arts and arts education. It is the fifth study over the past 20 years to measure the impact of arts spending on local jobs, income paid to local residents, and revenue generated to local and state governments.
Fletcher Bright will be honored during the 2016 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award presentation on Tuesday, March 8. ArtsBuild will host the event at the Hunter Museum of American Art from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Tickets for the event have sold out.
ArtsBuild established this annual award in 2014 to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the arts in Chattanooga and is actively engaged in the cultural life of our community. The award honors an individual who, through his or her exemplary efforts, has significantly contributed to building a stronger community through the arts.
Beginning Monday, October 5, ArtsBuild is accepting nominations for the 2016 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the arts in Chattanooga and who is actively engaged in the cultural life of our community. The award honors an individual who, through his or her exemplary efforts, has significantly contributed to building a stronger community through the arts.
ArtsBuild welcomed 32 new class members to its 11th annual Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute during a reception at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center on Monday, September 14, 2015.
Ten local organizations were awarded a total of $13,515 in grant funds through the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Arts Build Communities program and locally managed by ArtsBuild. The projects include collaborative community events as well as support for arts workshops and performances. The goal of the ABC grant program is to support projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, or enhance the sustainability of asset-based cultural enterprises.
ArtsBuild welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors on August 26. New members are Suzy Anthony, Mary Kilbride, MaryStewart Lewis, and Sybil Topel.
ArtsBuild recently received $99,400 in grant funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC).
The Tennessee Arts Commission awarded a total of three grants to ArtsBuild including: Major Cultural Institutions (MCI) grant of $76,500, Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant of $15,900, and Arts Education: Teacher Training grant of $7,000.
ArtsBuild is seeking candidates for the 2015 Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute, an eight-part series designed to fully engage participants in the arts community. The deadline for applications is August 14, 2015.
Pops on the River celebrates our country’s independence each year and has become one of the most beloved FREE, public events in the Scenic City. However, each year, event expenses are in excess of $70,000. We are very grateful to the City of Chattanooga and all of our annual sponsors for their support; we could not do this event without them. However, we also continue to seek additional funding sources to ensure the continuation of this spectacular event. This year we are offering you, the Chattanoogans who love Pops on the River, the opportunity to contribute.