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 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 For more information, contact ArtsBuild at (423) 756-2787.

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