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Welcome to the Tennessee Arts Commission’s new website

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development –  Welcome to our new home – we hope you like it as much as we do. A year in the making, the new site is meant to extend the recently announced branding for the Tennessee Arts Commission

Welcome fairies! Tiny Root fairy village dedicated on Signal Mountain

By Jenni Frankenberg Veal | –  Despite looming rain, a crowd of delighted adults and children—including the mayor of Signal Mountain—gathered on Earth Day for the dedication of Little Root fairy village at the Mountain Arts Community Center. There was ice cream for everyone, a middle school student was

A is for Art-Alphabet Books and C is for Clarksville

In 2014, the Clarksville/Montgomery Arts and Heritage Development Council released the first edition of “C Is For Clarksville on the Cumberland” art-alphabet book. The project has already grossed $15,000 and netted $7,000 for the arts in Clarksville and Montgomery County. The alphabet book features work

Welcome New Commissioners

  By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – Since the Tennessee Arts Commission was founded in 1967, it has maintained a 15-member governing board. The importance of this was newly emphasized through goal 5—the Commission as an effective and accountable agency—in the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan.

Gift-A-Tag is here

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director –   The Gift-A-Tag program is here! Now, let’s join forces and put it to use. The specialty license plate voucher program was launched on Arts Advocacy Day in a press conference hosted by Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. In

New Grant Opportunity for Creative Placemaking in Tennessee

How can your community enhance its unique assets to strengthen economic vitality, livability and growth? How can your community leverage its arts and culture resources to help address key opportunities and challenges? The Tennessee Arts Commission has designed a Creative Placemaking Grants Competition to help

Strengthening Communities Through the Arts

The Tennessee Arts Commission is partnering with 13 arts and cultural agencies and development districts across the state to offer Arts Build Community (ABC) grants for Fiscal Year 2016. ABC grants provide support for arts and cultural projects that positively impact communities across Tennessee. The

Robmat Butler: Sojourn

The Tennessee Arts Commission is currently exhibiting Sojourn, which features the recent work by Knoxville contemporary artist, Robmat Butler, April 1 – May 22, 2015. The work in Sojourn explores Butler’s interest in objects that shape, support and define our environment. This solo exhibition studies how

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