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!
Award-winning poet Rita Quillen to offer online poetry reading in Create Appalachia’s Leaf & Root & Berry Online series, free to the public
Tuesday, January 19, 7 PM to 8 PMOnline (Zoom)Free and open to the public, but registration required APPALACHIAN HIGHLANDS: Create Appalachia is excited to offer this reading free of charge to residents of the region and friends from outside of the mountains. The Leaf...
Create Appalachia announces a series of free interactive online events in conjunction with Leaf & Root & Berry Botanical Art exhibit
APPALACHIAN HIGHLANDS: Create Appalachia is pleased to announce 3 free interactive online events designed to complement the Leaf & Root & Berry exhibit currently on display in Erwin, TN. Leaf & Root & Berry is an exhibit comprised of botanically themed...
Create Appalachia is proud to announce the return of their Arts@Work series of workshops designed to help entrepreneurial and self-employed artists and makers develop professional skills such as marketing, business communication and promotion, pricing, and client...
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
Diversifying Before Disaster: Pandemic-Proofing Your Business
Nina Rizzo of Bristol, VA is our featured artist this month, and the 2020 winner of the Leaf & Root & Berry botanical art competition.
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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