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, 21st century creative industry in Northeast Tennessee.
A lot of us creative types work as freelancers and private business owners. With festivals cancelling, and social distancing requiring us to not meet with clients or keep our shop doors open, the bills are piling up fast. This may be only temporary, but the short-term...