Create Appalachia is very excited to have received a $15,000 grant from South Arts for our start-up of the Create Appalachia Arts & Technology Center which will open in January 2021. This grant will be used to help with operations expenses for the new Create Appalachia Arts & Technology Center at 207 N. Boone St. in Downtown Johnson City.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization empowering artists, organizations, and communities, and increasing access to arts and culture.

In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the State Arts Agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee — with additional funding from other public and private donors such as the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — South Arts supports artists and organizations through a rich and responsive portfolio of grants, fellowships, and programs.

South Arts believes that the arts elevate the region, increasing connectedness and inspiring meaningful change in the process.

Thank you South Arts for your generous support.