2020 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award


Beginning Friday, October 18, ArtsBuild is accepting nominations for the 2020 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. will host the event at the Hunter Museum of American Art from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The inaugural Arts Leadership Award ceremony and reception took place in 2014. The first award recognized Ruth Holmberg for her extraordinary support of the arts and cultural community in Chattanooga over the past 70 years. In subsequent years, the annual award honors Mrs. Holmberg with her name as the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award. Past recipients include: Mai Bell Hurley, Fletcher Bright, Sonia Young, Booker T. Scruggs II, Alice L. Smith, and Warren Barnett.

“It is our hope that this annual award honors someone who embodies the same spirit and passion for the arts as Ruth did,” said Dr. Mary Poston Tanner, Board Chair of ArtsBuild. “The recipient of the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award is someone who has selflessly given his or her time, energy, and resources to bettering our community through the arts.”

The nomination criteria and submission form can be found in the links below, by emailing artsbuild@artsbuild.com, or calling (423) 756-2787. The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The 2020 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award reception is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Hunter Museum of American Art.

2020 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award Nomination Form (online)

2020 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award Nomination Form (PDF)

 

2020 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award Presenting Sponsor

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