Support the Arts Today

Support the Arts Today

Support the Arts Today

At ArtsBuild, we work each day to build stronger communities through the arts with our investments and focus in three main areas - arts access, arts education, and arts leadership - to grow the arts ecosystem in Chattanooga-Hamilton County. Knowing the arts are essential to our lives and the economy, we take our unique role seriously as a grant maker, hub, and advocate for the arts. With the support of many donors and partners, we can generate resources towards our vision to provide more arts in more places for more people.

2024 Annual Campaign Fund

ArtsBuild is committed to helping Chattanooga’s arts community stay strong despite the disruptive impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our efforts will continue to evolve to meet the needs of the local arts sector. We are especially focused now on our unique role as funder, convener, and advocate for the arts. The arts are essential to our lives and the economy. We appreciate everyone’s help as we work to generate more resources and support for the arts.

2023 Annual Campaign Fund

Our Mission

At ArtsBuild, our mission is building stronger communities through the arts.

We strive to fulfill our mission by:
Partnering - collaborating to reach creative solutions
Advocating - articulating the role of the arts in building lives and communities
Connecting - providing arts opportunities for all
Educating - cultivating creativity to enhance personal and academic growth
Advancing - strengthening the economic environment
Supporting - generating resources to support arts and cultural experiences

Over the past five decades, ArtsBuild has invested more than $77 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 14,000 school children in grades K-5 each year.
  • Has given financial support to more than 150 unique arts organizations and community arts projects and arts events since 2012.
  • Awarded $500,000 in 2022 through competitive-based grants to support the mission, outreach efforts and programs of local arts organizations, our Community Arts Partners.
  • Receives generous gifts from 650 donors each year to the ArtsBuild Annual Campaign, providing critical support for the arts in Chattanooga.
  • Funds 20 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!


2023 REPORT —

Annual Report

Our 2023 Annual Report focuses on the ways that ArtsBuild impacts the lives of individuals that make up Chattanooga's arts community—the unique and talented artists, entrepreneurs, educators, administrators, students and leaders who give life to the arts and culture in our city.

Our Community Arts Partners

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

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