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City of Chattanooga Dept. of Education, Arts & Culture presentation candidates forum 2-8-13



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  • 1.  $2.4 million pays for the operation and administration of two civic facilities, four civic and arts centers, and Education, Arts & Culture programs In Chattanooga, Tennessee, the City Department of Education, Arts & Culture (EAC) serves over 300,000 clients in our community annually through over 2,800 unique programs and events
  • 2.  Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium Tivoli Theatre North River Civic Center Eastgate Senior Activity Center Heritage House Arts & Civic Center EAC Pottery Studio at John A. Patten Recreation Center Chattanooga SE Tennessee Film Commission
  • 3. CIVIC FACILITIES 1,807,835 Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium Tivoli TheatreCIVIC CENTERS 332,863 Eastgate Senior Activity Center Heritage House North River Civic Center EAC Pottery StudioPROGRAMS AND ADMINISTRATION 453,391 Film Commission Literacy Outreach Connecting the Dots Summit School Workshops Marketing, Media, Event Promotions Student Media: blogs, newspapers, radio programs, and social media outreach Development (Grant-seeking, Sponsorship Presentations) EAC Administration: managing department, programs, and Film Commission OfficeTOTAL FY13 BUDGET $ 2,594,089
  • 4.  FILM=ECONOMIC IMPACT Over $20 million in local economic impact from the Chattanooga SE Tennessee Film Commission—a division of EAC, recruiting major films, television, music videos, and commercials—more than pays the entire tab for the EAC budget in the last eight years.
  • 5. $27,194,904 TOTAL EAC Economic Impact, Grants & Sponsorships x 8 years-$19,557,975 TOTAL EAC BUDGET to operate and administrate civic facilities x 8 years$7,626,928 net impact (surplus)
  • 6.  NACOL Virtual Schools Symposium (Phoenix, AZ) Connecting the Dots with Technology initiative addressing digital equity Aging in Place Initiative (Washington, D.C.) report: "Building Partnerships: Creating a LivableChattanooga for All Ages“ National Education Association (Washington, D.C.) BULLY film screening and community-wide forum Arts Education Partnership (Washington, D.C.) National Forum Plenary Session: Whats Going On?Addressing Social Issues Like Bullying Through Arts & Literacy Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute Gandhi Visits Chattanooga 2012 and first ever statewide “Season for Nonviolence: East Meets West” 2013
  • 7. Completion of ADA compliance andrenovation of the Community Theatre. Annual FREE Veterans Day Concert in partnership with CSO.
  • 8. Art Classes , Dance Classes, and DigitalLiteracy Classes offered FREE or at lowcost to the community. FREE monthly Sunset Concert Series, made possible by corporate sponsorships.
  • 9. Aerobics and Exercise Classes, DanceClasses, Digital Literacy Classes ,educational seminars and socials offeredFREE or at low cost to the community. AS SEEN ON CNN iREPORT: Cross-Generational Outreach with students from The Howard School and senior residents at Mary Walker Towers
  • 10. Beautiful antebellum mansion available torent for weddings, receptions, and parties.FREE art classes, songwriters open micnights, film events, and annual partnershipevents like HubFest and Bark in the Park Hosted First Annual Gig City Film Festival,with Friends of East Brainerd & Parks and made possible by a grant from theRecreation. Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission & Nashville Film Festival.
  • 11. OPEN STUDIO:Mondays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmWednesdays, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pmSaturdays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm$25 for 25 lbs. of clay, $10 per 3-hr. session$10 firing cost for one shelf 6-week courses “Beginning Thrown Pottery” $200 for course, $25 for 25 lbs. of clay
  • 12.  Remember Your Dream signature addressing social issues through the arts Connecting the Dots Summit exploring arts and social issues Sisters Speak Out addressing domestic violence and prevention through arts Boyz Inc. community-based male mentoring and tutoring Connecting the Dots with Technology nationally recognized computer initiative “What’s Going On?” literacy movement addressing social issues ANTS celebrating Arts in Non-Traditional Spaces Take the Lead Dance modeled after New York City program Unbroken community building movement
  • 13.  A Season for Nonviolence Boyz Inc. The Third Grade Challenge
  • 14. It’s up to us to stop it. It’s not any particularneighborhood, school, or community becausewhere that bullet starts is not where that bulletends.Someone gets hurt and we all pay the price.
  • 15. As much as $38,000+ for the victim’sambulance and emergency room visit, andpossibly surgery and hospital stay.As much as an additional $38,000+ forincarceration of the shooterTOTAL: Over $76,000+ per incident
  • 16. Recently Education, Arts & Culture invited Mahatma Gandhi’sgrandson to share his grandfather’s message of nonviolenceAcross Chattanooga.During Gandhi’s visit, our city officially proclaimed a “SeasonFor Nonviolence.”
  • 17. East Meets West visit in partnershipwith Dr. Arun Gandhi, CongressmanSteve Cohen (TN Dist. 9), and theNational Civil Rights Museum, as wellas Building Bridges students inMemphis and The Howard School The Howard School Talented Tenth ClassTalented Tenth Class in Chattanooga. visits City Council for “Season for Nonviolence” East Meets West Kick-off
  • 18. Chattanooga and Memphis students create and agree on a state-wide, student led “Season for Nonviolence movement:
  • 19.  Homework Help Media Spotlights Service Learning Mentoring Role Model Moments with Mayors, Judges, Inventors, Business Leaders Social Media
  • 20. Pilot at the Downtown Library Branch First Day at The Howard School with Roleincluded guest speaker Federal Court Model of the Week WRCB Channel 3’sJudge Curtis Collier. Antwan Harris who led a workshop on “Communication Skills”>>VOLUNTEER to become a Boyz Inc. mentor or “Role Model of the Week” at alocation near you.
  • 22. We know prisons are built on the third gradeliteracy rate and we can change that.Join the next phase of our “What’s Going On?”literacy movement with THE THIRD GRADECHALLENGE.>>SPONSOR a book section for your local library branch,recreation center, community center or faith-basedpartner.>>READ to kids afterschool, help them acquire the readingskills they need to be at grade level by THIRD GRADE.***EAC has $40,000 in pending grant applications to fund Third Grade Challenge literacy outreach with books and iPads.
  • 23. Create. Connect. Collaborate. Communicate. We’re connecting the dots, one artist, one social service agency, one community at a time—an Unbroken City of Compassion. Missy Crutchfield Administrator