recent viewings

RISE has partnered with University of Tennessee at Chattanooga History Department to present a series of talks on “The Struggle for Racial Justice and Equity.”
These conversations will bring theory to life as students engage local leaders on their struggles and victories.


A live unrehearsed impromptu jam session featuring some of Chattanooga's creative and talented performers showcasing their gifts in honor of Black History Month!

RISE presents a online conversation with WHOSE STREETS OUR STREETS photographer J Adams along with exhibit curator, Carmen Davis explaining how this groundbreaking photo project came together and its significance to Chattanooga's evolving cultural landscape.

RISE premiered an exclusive conversation on FB WATCH PARTY & IGTV with Black Folk Must Vote Founder, Ken Smaltz. BLACK FOLK MUST VOTE (BFMV) is a national nonpartisan, grassroots organization that educates and empowers African Americans to register, vote, and make their voices heard.

RISE premiered an exclusive conversation on FB WATCH PARTY & IGTV with 2021 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television )Raynelle Swilling, TV screenwriter & producer for OWN Network.

In our ongoing quest to promote and showcase Greater Chattanooga's cultural landscape, RISE Chattanooga is proud to add another exciting segment to our AMPLIFY Network Initiative, The Experience with Jermaine Purifory!

Singer & entertainer Jermaine Purifory hosts this new self-titled talk/variety show, featuring interviews and segments spotlighting our emerging and established creatives in the greater Chattanooga region!

mlk tribute 2021: words of a king

In honor of one the most revered figures in contemporary history for social justice and racial equality, we premiered a special tribute recital performance online on MLK Day in 2021 rwhich featured some of Chattanooga's notable community leaders and advocates.

creative underground sessions

Creative Underground Sessions are live Impromptu JAM musical performances conducted by Chattanooga's creative community members. No timed rehearsals. The participants may not be aware of who they will be performing with. They are given a theme, a key signature and just minutes to create. 

THE vault

(our past projects / events over the years)