Archive: News

Article features basket-makers

By Mike West, Cannon Courier – Years in the making, a “new” Tennessee Folklore Society article provides much information about Cannon County’s basketmakers. Written by Robert Cogswell, a recently retired staff member of the Tennessee Arts Commission, the article is 70-plus pages in length and explores

Baldwin Lee to exhibit at the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery

Photographer Baldwin Lee’s project Photographs of Black Americans in the South will be on exhibition in the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery from July 31 through September 18. The collection is a compilation of seven years worth of work. In the early 1980s, Lee spent two

Grants Update

From Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants –  In grants news, Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) applications for the 2015-2016 school year will become available August 4. Started in 2010, the program provides funds for artist fees, ticket costs and transportation fees for students from Tennessee public schools

Creative Placemaking Competition Update

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The Creative Placemaking Grants Competition successfully closed last Friday, and I am pleased to say that we received over 40 applications.  This large number of applicants is composed of many organizations with excellent and innovative ideas and even a few

Two Tennessee organizations selected for NEAs’ 2015 Our Town Grants

Congratulations to Community L.I.F.T., Memphis and Metro Nashville Arts Commission who are among 69 Our Town projects selected nationwide By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director –  The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 69 Our Town awards totaling almost $5 million

Grammy Foundation® Grant Program: 2016 Letter of Inquiry Online

By Hailey Schnieders, Grant Program Intern, 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

New Executive Committee for the Commission

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – It is always an honor to work with the Commission Board members who govern this agency. Each member is appointed by the Governor to serve a five year term. At the quarterly Commission meeting on June 10, the Board cast

AFTA Local Arts Agency Census Deadline Extended to July 17

By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development – Americans for the Arts (AFTA) is conducting a nationwide Local Arts Agency (LAA) Census. Tennessee has over 30 LAAs—let’s get everyone on the AFTA list to show well across the nation. There’s still time to complete the census as

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