To integrate arts and business for the benefit of our region.
Create Appalachia’s goal is to make the Appalachian Highlands a better place to live and work through innovation and entrepreneurship centered around the arts.
We are working to support an environment that will generate new businesses that provide jobs in the arts, and encourage graduates from our colleges and universities to stay in our community. We want to help grow a strong, 21rst century creative industry in Northeast Tennessee.
In October, 2019, ETSU, in partnership with Create Appalachia (CA), and the Johnson City Development Authority (JCDA) was awarded an Appalachia Regional Commission (ARC) POWER grant of $728,000 to establish a micro-enterprise incubator and professional development...