Applications Being Accepted For Bill Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute

Friday, June 28, 2013

Applications are now being accepted for the Bill Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute.

Launched in 2005, the Bill Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute is offered annually in memory of long-time board member and arts advocate A. William Holmberg, Jr. The ninth annual Bill Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute is designed to engage citizens to build a stronger community through the arts. The Holmberg Institute participants receive a unique behind-the-scenes view of ArtsBuild, the arts community, and programs that provide arts and cultural opportunities for all.

Participants explore the challenges and opportunities facing our arts community, as well as how to generate resources to support arts and cultural experiences. Participants will also improve their leadership and advocacy skills to articulate the role of the arts in building lives and communities.
maximum of 30 people have the opportunity to participate in the program each year.  

Click on the link below to the ArtsBuild website for an application. Send the completed application form along with a letter of recommendation by Friday, August 9, 2013 to Rodney Van Valkenburg at ArtsBuild, 406 Frazier Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405 or by e-mail to

2013 Holmberg Arts Leadership Application

Class Dates
Class are held on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. until Noon unless otherwise noted.

Monday, Sept. 9 -Welcome Reception, 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 10
Sept. 17
Sept. 24
Oct. 8 (All Day Trip to Nashville)
Oct. 15
Oct. 29
Nov. 5
Nov. 19 - Graduation, 5:00 p.m.
*Dates subject to change

Expectation is that participants will attend all sessions. Attendance is mandatory except in the case of illness or personal emergency


Tuition is $280 and payable by September 10, 2013. Tuition includes all Holmberg Institute costs of all activities and materials. Each participant receives a copy A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink.

Limited scholarships are available. A letter to request  a scholarship with the request amount should be submitted with the application.   

ArtsBuild does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.

Additional Information

Questions? Contact Rodney Van Valkenburg: 423 756-2787 or

Click here of a list of past presenters.

Click here for comments from previous participants.

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