Our Mission, Vision & History
The mission of ArtsBridge Foundation is to expand arts education for all Georgia students.
The vision of ArtsBridge Foundation is that everyone has access to arts experiences.
ArtsBridge Foundation, the education outreach arm of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is charged with securing financial resources for ArtsBridge, the Foundation's education and community engagement programs. ArtsBridge provides quality arts education and community engagement programming, designed to inspire creativity and foster the next generation of artists and arts supporters.
Since its inception in 2007, ArtsBridge has served over 350,000 students and educators from 58 Georgia counties, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. ArtsBridge programs include Field Trips to the Cobb Energy Centre for performances by leading local and national arts organizations, The Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards, Master Classes, Professional Development for local theatre directors, Educational Arts Experiences, and more.
In 2005, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation was established as a non-profit whose purpose was to guide overall fundraising efforts for the building, secure additional naming rights dollars for the new facility, outline educational programs and identify future fundraising strategies. After a successful capital campaign, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre opened its doors on September 15, 2007.
In 2014, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation was renamed ArtsBridge Foundation to better reflect its primary mission of arts education. Today, ArtsBridge Foundation produces quality arts education and community outreach programs designed to inspire creativity and foster the next generation of artists and arts supporters.
Anita and Barry Schrenk
Bank of North Georgia
Barbara and Yardy Williams
Brock, Clay, Calhoun & Rogers, PC
Cobb County Board of Commissioners
Cobb Energy Management Corporation
Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority
Comanche Investment Company, LLC
Cumberland Diamond Exchange
David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund
Richard D. and Diane Levere
Diversified Trust Comprehensive
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Goldstein
Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family
Earl and Rachel Smith
Genuine Parts Company
Hardin Construction Company, LLC
Jean and Jack Ward
John A. Williams
John A. Williams honoring Kessel D. Stelling, Jr.
John and Marty Gillin
John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc.
Martha and Wilton Looney Foundation
Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele
Pope & Land Enterprises, Inc.
Robert and Cheryl Moultrie/The Facility Group
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
Seven Oaks Company, LLC
Smallwood Reynolds Steward & Stewart
Sons Auto Group
Sun Trust Directed Funds/Harriet McDaniel Marshall
The Family of Jim and Sally Rhoden
The Marcus Foundation
The Robert Lindner Family
The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc.
Trust and Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Fund
Tull Charitable Foundation
Walton Communities, LLC