Create Appalachia provides services to artists and creators through workshops, events, networking opportunities, booking and client-matching assistance, and other means to help empower them to be more successful through their creative work.
We also serve our region more broadly to build a thriving creative economy by working with the community on arts placemaking, arts tourism, arts education, and promotion of Appalachian artists and creativity.
Artist & Creators Potlucks
Every other month we meet to share food, conversation, and network with other creative people. These meetings are always free and membership is not required. We try to have them in different places in the region so everyone can attend a few, and in locations that allow us to see what’s happening in the arts. Come join us for the next one and meet some like-minded people! There’s a lot we can do if we all know each other! Check the Event Schedule to see where and when the next one will be.
“Arts@Work”, training and entrepreneurship courses for creatives
A lecture and workshop series designed to help creators learn essential skills for making their career in the arts more productive and succcessful. Check the Event Schedule to see what’s coming up for 2016-2017!
A series of educational and creative food events to showcase the artistry of food and the creativity that makes dining a special experience.
Community Arts Experiences
Arts events to involve the community in making and experiencing art. Our first event was the Tiny Street Art Throwdown at the Little Chicago Festival in Johnson City, TN, August 2016.
Arts Outreach Programs for K-12
Create Appalachia is committed to assisting schools and teachers in the design and delivery of inservices for teachers for arts education. Contact us if you’d like more information, or would like to work with a consultant.
Continuing adult education and community classes in the arts.
Children’s art classes and experiences.