ArtsBuild Accepting Applications For Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
2013 Holmberg Leadership Class graduation
2013 Holmberg Leadership Class graduation
- photo by Samuel Burns

ArtsBuild is seeking candidates for the 2014 Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute, an eight-part series designed to fully engage participants in the arts community. The deadline for applications is Friday, Aug. 8.

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

“A colleague encouraged me to apply for the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute program early in my career as a way to get plugged into Chattanooga’s leadership culture,” said Stratton Tingle, Holmberg Institute Alumni chair. “Just one year after graduating I found myself serving on several nonprofit boards and committees. The program gave me the education, vision, and connections that I needed to start serving my community’s needs.”

Participants will receive a copy of Daniel Pink’s book, “A Whole New Mind,” a critically acclaimed examination of the six essential aptitudes on which professional success and personal fulfillment now depend.

Participation is open to residents of the greater Chattanooga area who have demonstrated passionate support and advocacy for the arts and who have made a commitment to making a difference in the quality of life in the community. Past participants have gone on to serve on Boards of Directors and in other leadership positions with ArtsBuild and other cultural agencies.

With keynote speakers and panelists drawn from the community’s leaders, classes will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the following days: Sep. 9, Sep. 16, Sep.23, and Sep. 30 (all-day trip to Nashville), Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28. A welcome reception will be held on Sep, 8 at 5 p.m. and the last class, on Nov. 4, is a graduation program and reception, also at 5 p.m. 

A maximum of 30 people are selected to participate in the program each year. Tuition is $280, with limited scholarships available. For more information click here or visit www.artsbuild.com. Applications should be submitted with a letter of recommendation by Friday, Aug. 8 to Rodney Van Valkenburg, ArtsBuild, 406 Frazier Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405 or by e-mail to Rodney@artsbuild.com. For more information, contact ArtsBuild at (423) 756-2787.





Lt. Governor Randy McNally To Speak At Pachyderm Meeting On Thursday

Lt. Governor Randy McNally will speak at the Pachyderm meeting on Thursday. It will be held at the Western Sizzlin' in Ooltewah. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. (click for more)

D9 Mailbox Gathering Is Sept. 9

Traditionally, the "Mailbox" was where people gathered to receive and send important information. Therefore D9"s stakeholders will gather at the location below in a family friendly meeting environment.  The District 9 "Mailbox" Gathering will be held at 615 Derby St. on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m.-noon.  Make a reservation to attend at dcoonrod@chattanooga.gov.  ... (click for more)

Girlfriend Says Wright Was Driving Her PT Cruiser When He Left With Pair Whose Bodies Were Found At Cemetery

The girlfriend of William Howard Wright testified Tuesday that Wright and "Little Tony" were with two youths whose bodies were afterward found in a cemetery at Shepherd. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck bound two counts of criminal homicide and especially aggravated robbery to the Grand Jury against Wright. A 17-year-old is facing similar charges. The girlfriend ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Pay Increases Announced

Chattanooga Police officers will be earning more under a $1.4 million pay improvement plan announced Tuesday. New officers would get increases in each of their first six years with the department, which has been dealing with a number of newly trained officers going to other cities. City officers now make $35,913 upon joining the force. Under the plan, they will receive about ... (click for more)

The Soul Of Chattanooga Is In Trouble

As a child growing up in the Chattanooga area, at an early age I became fascinated with the history that cloaks the city. In those days there was enough pollution to cover the town and its history but that didn't stop tourists from coming to visit Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge and the Chickamauga battlefield.     Chattanooga's leadership was not very far sighted ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ordinary To Extraordinary

A handsome black guy, from the looks of it still in high school, appeared in a video during the A Celebration of Valor luncheon at the Chattanooga Convention Center Tuesday afternoon and described a Medal of Honor winner. Easily over 500 were there, including our famed Charles Coolidge, and all heard this young achiever say, “A Medal recipient is an ordinary person who performs ... (click for more)