ArtsBuild Launches Technical Mastery Grant Program

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023

ArtsBuild awarded technical mastery grants to 11 organizations: Art 120, Be the Change Youth Initiative, ELLA Library, Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, Lookout Wild Film Festival, Move N Groove Kidz (MNGK) Garvey Program, Scenic City Clay Arts, Scenic City Shakespeare, Stove Works, The Chattery, and The Pop-up Project.

Arts organizations in Hamilton County with annual budgets of up to $500,000 could request up to $2,500 (1:1 match required) for purchasing technical equipment, including hardware and software, and for opportunities that help build organizational capacity by training board or staff members in key skills such as long-range planning, financial management, leadership development, legal issues, and more.

With this new grant program, ArtsBuild aims to help build capacity and technical skills that are essential for organizations to carry out effective and inclusive work within the arts and culture sector. This round of technical mastery grants helped fund things such as the purchase of computers, theater production equipment, staff training in non-profit management, board training and consultation fees, software subscriptions, and organizational tools and equipment to maximize space and enhance safety.

The ArtsBuild technical mastery grants were made possible by funding from Benwood Foundation, Lyndhurst Foundation, Footprint Foundation, and the City of Chattanooga. For more details about these projects and other grantmaking programs at ArtsBuild, contact Melissa Astin, Manager of Grants & Community Engagement, 423 777-4214, or

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