Taking Our Place in the Chattanooga Arts Scene

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Ray Ann Kurtz, who recently took over our PR & Marketing Chair position, has won a scholarship to The Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute. The four-month program educates participants about the mission and goals of ArtsBuild and Chattanooga arts organizations. It also explores current issues facing the arts community and strengthens the talents needed to serve in that community. 

The Institute offers behind-the-scenes visits to cultural and educational institutions, panel discussions with community leaders, case studies of arts agencies and a forum for pursuing shared goals among arts leaders, educators, business people and foundations. Some topics addressed include fundraising, public funding, arts education, cultural sensitivity, marketing and audience development.

Site visits are made to institutions such as the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, the Tivoli Theatre, Normal Park Magnet School, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and the Center for Creative Arts.

The Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute is offered annually by ArtsBuild in memory of board member and arts advocate A. William Holmberg, Jr.

Way to go, Ray Ann!