Integrating arts and business for the benefit of our region.

 

Help us make the Appalachian Highlands a better place to live and work through innovation and entrepreneurship centered around the arts.

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Create Appalachia

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”

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.

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The Tiny Art Throwdown is happening at Evenings on Elk

The Tiny Art Throwdown is happening at Evenings on Elk

“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...

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Accelerate your business at Create Appalachia 

We are now recruiting new arts and digital media businesses to become members of our entrepreneurship community. We have office and co-working space available in both Johnson City and Kingsport, TN.  No lease commitment, no utilities.

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) now offers arts entrepreneurs access to private offices, artist studios, 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.

Production Studios

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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