• Community Cultural Connection Grants

    In response to Imagine Chattanooga 20/20, ArtsBuild has implemented a pilot program which makes arts and culture more accessible to underserved populations – geographic, ethnic, age and individuals with disabilities. 

    2014 - 2015 Community Cultural Connection Grants

    Grant Deadline: TBA

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    2014 Community Cultural Grant Recipients

    Chattanooga Kids on the Block
    to provide two, five-day puppet training workshops for children ages 6 – 11

    Chattanooga Resident Service Department
    to provide transportation and admission to area cultural events for low-income residents

    Chattanooga School of Language
    to host an 8-week language and culture class for approximately 40 children at Northside Neighborhood House

    Chattanooga Workspace
    to provide art instruction for juveniles at the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center

    East Lake Neighborhood Association
    to host Movies in the Park event for residents in the East Lake community

    Folk School of Chattanooga
    to establish a Bluegrass Club at Red Bank Middle school and host a national bluegrass banjo champion for an in-school performance with other local musicians

    Girls Inc. to establish an afterschool project that will provide girls with hands-on experiences in the fine arts

    Glass House Collective to host a professional musician as an instructor for a beginner violin course at Hardy Elementary School

    Greenwood Resident Council to bring fine arts classes to the residents of Greenwood Terrace

    H*Art Gallery to create portable, pocket-sized and waterproof art supply packs for transient or homeless artists

    Highland Park Neighborhood Association to create a series of murals on McCallie Avenue painted by local artist Kevin Bate

    Hixson Community Center to host a series of photography workshops led by a professional photographer

    LAUNCH to paint a 10’ x 20’ mural on a newly acquired property in the Alton Park community

    North River Civic Center to host a series of classes teaching introductory oil painting to seniors in the community

    Northside Neighborhood House to provide afterschool programming related to dance and the arts in partnership with Chattanooga Ballet

    Partnership for Families, Children and Adults to provide African drum and dance classes to children in inner-city community centers

    Secret Weave to host a multi-media performance series in underserved neighborhoods and communities in the Chattanooga area

    Senior Arts Council to sponsor a series of four artistic and cultural programs for seniors, including museum visits, dance, music and theatre performances

    Signal Centers to provide movement and music instruction for children and adults with special needs in partnership with two local artists

    SPLASH to host weekly painting workshops for children integrating art, literacy and history

    Students Taking a Right Stand to facilitate student teams to rehearse and perform a dramatization reflecting the emotional impact of bullying behaviors in partnership with Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga

    Therapeutic Recreation Services to host an 8-week community program focusing on arts experiences for individuals with disabilities

    2012 - 13 Community Cultural Grant Recipients
    Belvoir Neighborhood Association to purchase and display artwork from Public Art Chattanooga within the Belvoir Neighborhood.

    Bethlehem Community Center to teach the value of African culture to students through dance, music, art, food, clothing, spoken word, song and decorative adornment.

    Chattanooga Chapter, Links, Inc. to increase accessibility to the language and imagery of ballet for African-Americans through exhibits, classes, performances and sponsorship.

    Community Choir Consortium to host an internationally renowned conductor who will lead a weekend workshop for choirs that will culminate in a public concert performance.

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to increase exposure to arts venues and performances for 50 young girls in urban Chattanooga.

    Eastgate Senior Activity Center to host a 12-week photography class and oral history project for seniors, teaching photography skills and hands-on application for storytelling.

    Gang Task Force/The Future is Ours to host a series of workshops incorporating photography skills and techniques with creative writing, community tours and outreach.

    Glass House Collective to create and display a temporary art installation, incorporating borrowed items from the community residents on Glass Street.

    Glenwood Neighborhood Association to fund the artist and production costs for this year's festival, celebrating the neighborhood's 150th anniversary.

    H*Art Gallery for the design, creation and publishing of four editions of Unsheltered Voices, a printed publication featuring art and poetry from the homeless community.

    Hill City Neighborhood Association for a project featuring workshopping, creation and education of graffiti as art rather than vandalism.

    In His Hand Church to engage children from the Westside Community to create a large mural.

    Indo-Cultural Art Academy to teach art and music in local schools through four weekly workshops on Indian Classical and Folk dances.

    Kapchiy Peru to host a 5-hour festival celebrating Peruvian arts, heritage, ancient culture and history, including events such as Peruvian painting, dancing and cooking.

    Chattanooga Mayor's Office to fund an 11th street art project featuring 12 freestanding pillars painted by artists and community youth.

    Orange Grove Center to integrate physical abilities in dance through dance workshops, performances and artistic collaboration.

    Orchard Knob Neighborhood Watch to host an annual neighborhood event featuring live Blues performances, a children's area and vendors.

    Prevention and Youth Development Services to host workshops and training programs for multimedia broadcast and production, integrating media education, radio and video editing and technical training.

    Project Success to host classes promoting personal development and storytelling through digital photography.

    City of Red Bank to display public art in Red Bank's park, as well as host musical, theatrical and other public art performances.

    Salvation Army to incorporate the arts into both the homeless and non-homeless community through theatre and a city-wide festival.

    Signal Centers, Inc. to host 32 music workshops that will provide music and arts exposure to children and adults and feature Bob Stagner of the Shaking Ray Levi Society.

    Southside Abbey to fund a youth drum ensemble's practices and workshop, culminating in a neighborhood concert and BBQ.