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2015 IAF Winner, Allen Brown Davidson III

By: Grace Robinson – Individual Artist Fellowship, Music/Theater Memphis native, Allen “Beau” Davidson is an internationally known recording artist, songwriter and actor. Since becoming involved in music at a young age, Davidson has worked to use his talents  for a positive influence. In addition to

2015 IAF Winner, Todd Dills

By: Grace Robinson – Individual Artist Fellowship, Literary Arts Fiction writer and creative journalist, Todd Dills has been immersed in his career of words for nearly two decades. He uses his work as a vehicle to explore the drama particular to contemporary lives. The novel

2015 IAF Winner, Keri Pagetta

By: Grace Robinson Individual Artist Fellowship, Theater From Veggie Tales to Steel Magnolias, Keri Pagetta’s acting talent and experience is widespread. Be it serious or comedic, film or live theatre, commercial or fairytale, Keri find’s her inspiration rooted in one idea–joy. As the Ancient Egyptians

2015 IAF Winner, Melissa Anderson Sweazy

By: Grace Robinson Individual Artist Fellowship, Media Vivacious writer and bold photographer, Melissa Sweazy is a film director, producer and screen writer; and may or may not have been the coveted photographer at your best friend’s wedding. She has won numerous awards for her work

Arts & Inclusion Conversations encourage us to think differently

By William Coleman, CDE, Director of Arts Access Recently the Tennessee Arts Commission hosted Arts and Inclusion (A&I) Conversations, in partnership with the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities. Representatives of arts and disabilities groups were posed with two questions: what would an inclusive, barrier-free arts experience

Tennessee Arts Advocacy Day is March 4, 2015

GREETINGS FROM ANNE B. POPE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Arts Advocacy Day is the one day each year set aside to build awareness for the arts, and this year it is March 4. Tennesseans for the Arts (TFTA) will host Arts Advocacy Day at the Tennessee State Museum. Registration, networking

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