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!
We’re honored to have Michelle Bouton serve as the Lead Juror for our First Annual leaf & root & berry Appalachian Highlands Botanical Art Exhibit and Competition. Her legendary organizational skills—the ones that brought to life the HERBalachia School of...
Call for artists! Deadline Extended to October 4, 2020 Announcing a special art exhibition and competition specifically for The Appalachian Highlands, home to one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the United States. As artists, we draw our inspiration...
Not sure where to start, or how to create one? In this virtual 3-night series of classes, Amy Campbell of The Tennessee Farm Table, and featured instructors Leighton Hart and Drew Bedard, of Market Street Media in Johnson City, TN, will cover the initial components of...
There are some exciting opportunities coming up soon, from professional education workshops to artistic experiences. Check out our Events page for a complete list of scheduled events.
leaf&root&berry: An Appalachian Highlands Botanical Art Exhibition
Creating a Podcast with Amy Campbell
Sausage Making and Whole Muscle Meat Curing with Meredith Leigh
Our Feature Story this month is about one of our region’s most notable photographers, Tom Raymond of Fresh Air Photography. Tom has recently joined the Create Appalachia Board of Directors, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge about running a successful photography studio in the mountains of northeast Tennessee.
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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