We are creating an engine for Economic Development in Appalachia through the arts
Help us make the Appalachian Highlands a better place to live and work through innovation and entrepreneurship centered around the arts.
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.
Here’s the latest going on with us at Create Appalachia, and some bits about the amazing creative activity in our region. Do you have a story for our arts and economic development community you’d like to see us feature? Give us a shout!
Create Appalachia Offers Arts@Work Series Panel: “Diversifying Before Disaster: Pandemic-Proofing Your Creative Business”
May 13, 2021; Create Appalachian invites creatives and creative entrepreneurs to this informative interactive panel, designed to offer ideas for keeping and arts-based business flexible and financially sound during tough times. The panel will features four dynamic panelists, regional creatives who will share some insight into how they retooled their businesses during the pandemic and created new opportunities for themselves in spite of the challenges of the shutdown.
“Honey Comb” by Pete Cornett, 2019 The Tiny Art Throwdown is happening at Evenings on Elk On Friday May 14, 2021 the Tiny Art Throwdown, a street art competition where artists reimagine the unappreciated features of our streetscape, is coming to Evenings on Elk in...
Create Appalachia’s Arts@Work series presents “Creating Your Marketing Tools: Easy Desktop Publishing”
June 03 and 10, 2021; Two hands-on, intensive sessions. Equip yourself with simple, professional promotional materials to support your creative business.
Accelerate your business at Create Appalachia
Coming in 2021! We are recruiting new businesses to become members of our entrepreneurship community, particularly those in digital media and related fields such as Animation, Game Design, Interactive Media, 3D Visualization, Visual Effects, Cinema, and Virtual and Augmented Reality production.
Please contact us to see if your business qualifies and to find out how we may be able to help you grow or accelerate your business.
Incubation and Co-working
The Create Appalachia Center for Arts & Technology (the CAAT) offers entrepreneurs access to private offices, professional work spaces and temporary co-working desks, with access to media production studios, conference rooms and hi-speed internet, for less than the cost of a traditional office. No lease commitment, no utilities.
Do you need access to a video studio with green screen, or motion-capture equipment? How about a fully-equipped photography studio, webcasting suite, Giclee’ printing lab, or photogrammetry studio? The CAAT studios will be available at day rates for companies or entrepreneurs at hourly rates.
Business Start-up Services
From entrepreneurship training, business plan evaluation and mentoring, to technical and design consulting and artist representation, we can help your new business get off on the right foot.
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