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NASAA’s Community Development Network Post-Conference Recap

By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development – For the past year, it has been my honor to serve as the Chair of the Community Development Network for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA). Membership in this network is comprised of community

Local arts groups receive grants

By Cortney Roark, Knoxville Sentinel – Knox County’s arts community received $463,790 in grants Friday that will help fund music, museum exhibits and library programs. The grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission come from state funds, federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts,

TN Craft Position Opening for Member Services and Marketing Manager

Position Available: July 2015 Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities: Communications Establish and execute marketing, advertising and communications plan for organization and biannual fairs Serve as media relations liaison Plan, develop and coordinate all print promotional materials Oversee publishing online directory (monthly) and printed directory (yearly),

You Know What They Say About ‘Best Laid Plans’ 

By James Wells, Director of Accessibility – Dear Friends, I have had the pleasure of serving at the Tennessee Arts Commission as the Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator for a year and a half, and recently transitioned to a new role as Arts Access Director. I

TN Arts Commission Position Opening: Arts Access Director

Position Description The Tennessee Arts Commission seeks a full-time Program Director for Arts Access. Under the supervision of the Associate Director for Operations, this position manages a statewide program to cultivate accessibility, participation and inclusion in the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and

Important Commission Grant Announcements

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director for Grants – There are two important upcoming deadlines for grant applications: ABC Grant applications are due July 1 Creative Placemaking Competition applications are due July 17 Also please be advised the Student Ticket Subsidy Grant applications will open on

South Arts Awards $44,000 in Arts Grants Throughout Tennessee

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – South Arts announced today that the regional arts organization has awarded $348,965 in grants to 97 arts organizations across nine states in the Southeast. Twelve organizations in Tennessee have received a total of $44,065. The grants

Grammy Foundation Grant Program: 2016 Letter of Inquiry Online

The GRAMMY Foundation ® Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the

Goodwill Summer Program visits the Commission

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and development – On Monday, we had the pleasure of hosting a wonderful group of teenagers from Goodwill’s Summer TRAC Job Readiness Program. Twelve students along with their instructor, Sam Smith arrived at our office to learn about the

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