Support the Arts Today

Planning for the Future of Arts Education

Support the Arts Now

ArtsBuild is committed to helping Chattanooga’s arts community during this difficult time. Local arts organizations and artists are working hard to adapt despite a cumulative total of $2 million in lost income since March. Please support ArtsBuild with a gift to the 2020 Annual Campaign to help sustain critical financial support needed to build a stronger community through the arts. The arts are essential to our lives and our economy.

2020 Annual Campaign Fund

While our Artist Emergency Fund is now closed to new applicants, we are still raising money to assist self-employed local artists. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far, and you can still make a donation!

2020 Annual Campaign Fund

Our Mission

At ArtsBuild, our mission is to build a stronger community through the arts.

Over the past five decades, ArtsBuild has invested more than $75 million in arts organizations, arts programs and arts education initiatives in Chattanooga and Hamilton County. Additionally, ArtsBuild:

  • Provides free arts performances and exhibits for more than 12,000 school children in grades K-4 each year.
  • Has given financial support to more than 125 unique arts organizations and community arts projects and arts events since 2012.
  • Awarded $500,000 in 2020 through competitive-based grants to support the mission, outreach efforts and programs of local arts organizations, our Community Arts Partners.
  • Receives generous gifts from 1,000 donors each year to the ArtsBuild Annual Campaign, providing critical support for the arts in Chattanooga.
  • Funds 21 Community Arts Partners, who serve a cumulative total of 750,000 people each year.
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Make a Difference

Your gift to ArtsBuild helps create a more vibrant city and a stronger community. Generous gifts from individuals to our Annual Campaign are essential to our ability to invest in our arts organizations and reach more people through the arts. Learn more about all the unique arts programs made possible by you!


Artists Work Program

ArtsBuild, Public Art Chattanooga and the Southeast Tennessee Development District are pleased to announce a new Artists Work Grants program providing funding to individual artists, artist studios and non-profit arts organizations to produce artworks for public spaces in Chattanooga.


New Class of Holmies

ArtsBuild welcomes the 14th Class of the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute. This year’s class is made up of people from all sectors – business, education, artists, civic leaders, and community volunteers. We affectionately call our Holmberg Institute graduates "Holmies."

Would you like to host an inspiring new artwork in your publicly accessible space? If so, please complete this form.


Our Community Arts Partners

It takes everyone – arts organizations, artists, administrators, and educators – to build a stronger community through the arts. Learn more about ArtsBuild and how our Community Arts Partners are making a difference.


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