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Furthering the arts in our community takes dedication, effort, talent, as well as leadership. Sometimes leaders are born, but more often, they are made through mentoring, education, experience and a passion for what they believe in. Dynamic leaders in the arts are a key to the success of our vision for the future, with "More Arts in More Places for More People."

2022 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award

The annual Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the arts in Chattanooga and who are actively engaged in the cultural life of our community - “Arts Builders” who exemplify ArtsBuild’s mission to build a stronger community through the arts as demonstrated by their significant contributions to the arts and their leadership.

The first Arts Leadership Award in 2014 recognized Ruth Holmberg for her extraordinary support of the arts and cultural community in Chattanooga over 70 years. Since 2014, the annual award has honored Mrs. Holmberg with her name. Past recipients include Mai Bell Hurley, Fletcher Bright, Sonia Young, Booker T. Scruggs II, Alice L. Smith, Warren Barnett, Candy Kruesi, Ann Law, and Mitch Patel.

“It is our hope that this annual award honors someone who embodies the same spirit and passion for the arts as Ruth did. 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.”

MARCUS MCKAMEY / BOARD CHAIR OF ARTSBUILD

NEWS —

2022 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award

The deadline for nominations for the 2022 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award was Thursday, March 31. 

The award recipients will be honored and recognized publicly in early June.

SPOTLIGHT —

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."

RHALA 2022

Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute

The Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute is designed for residents of the greater Chattanooga area who share a passion for advancing and engaging with the arts in our community.

Launched in 2005 in memory of long-time board member and arts advocate A. William Holmberg, Jr., the annual Institute offers behind-the-scenes site visits to cultural and educational institutions, case studies of arts agencies, panel discussions with community leaders about current issues facing the arts community, and a unique forum for pursuing shared goals among arts leaders, business leaders, educators, and philanthropic foundations.

The Holmberg Institute provides many opportunities for networking and strengthens individual talents and skills needed to serve as volunteers, board members and fund raisers.

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Learn How to Apply

The application deadline for the 2022 class is Friday, June 3.


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