Nominations Accepted Now For The 2019 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award; Deadline Is Nov. 20

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

ArtsBuild is accepting nominations for the 2019 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the arts in Chattanooga and who is actively engaged in the cultural life of the community. The award honors an individual who, through his or her exemplary efforts, has contributed significantly to building a stronger community through the arts.   

The inaugural Arts Leadership Award ceremony and reception took place in 2014.

The first award recognized Ruth Holmberg for her support of the arts and cultural community in Chattanooga over seven decades. In subsequent years, the annual award has honored Mrs. Holmberg by establishing it as the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award. Alice L. Smith and the late Booker T. Scruggs II were the 2018 award recipients. 
 
“It is our hope that this annual award continues to honor an individual who embodies the same spirit and passion for the arts as Ruth,” said Dan Bowers, president of ArtsBuild. “The recipient of the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award is someone who has selflessly given his or her time, energy and resources to improving our community through the arts.” 
 
The nomination criteria and submission form can be found on ArtsBuild’s website, by emailing kathryn@artsbuild.com or by calling 423-756-2787. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. The 2019 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Hunter Museum of American Art.


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