Who We Are

Create Appalachia™ is a Tennessee non-profit professional organization for artists and creators. We are working with the communities in the Southern Central Appalachia region to build a support system to nourish a local culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation. We want to shine a spotlight on the amazing array of talented artists, musicians, writers, inventors, chefs, and designers here, and help make it possible for them to use their talents to support their families and a good life.

We can work together to build a creative economy that works for all of us!

The arts, combined with business and current technologies, can enhance tourism, innovation, and the economic health of our region. A healthy arts economy is a top ten requirement for attracting new businesses and skilled professionals to a community.

Our Mission:  To integrate arts and business for the benefit of our region.