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2015 Grants Workshops Continue

Series to be held in Middle and West TN, September and October From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director — The Tennessee Arts Commission is conducting a series of grants workshops across the state to inform the public of funding opportunities and other programs offered by the agency.

FY 2016 Creative Placemaking Grants Awards

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – Nonprofit organizations, cities and counties receive grants to strengthen economic vitality, livability and growth in TN communities through the arts Twelve diverse applicants that include nonprofit organizations, cities and local governments have been awarded FY 2016 Creative Placemaking

REAL—Race Equity in Arts Leadership

By Jennifer Cole, Executive Director, Metro Arts  — The arts tell the story about who we are as a culture, and reflect the social and political reality of our communities. Nashville is a rapidly changing urban area. By 2040, our community will have no clear racial

Creative Job Opportunities

Chattanooga, TN  Mark Making(MM) is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the management of the MM facility and staff; planning and implementation of arts-programming; long-range planning; fundraising

TN State Capitol to House David Crockett Bust

From Krishna Adams, Director of Arts, Media, Craft and Design — As you may have heard, there is currently a request for qualifications from professional artists to create a commemorative bust of one of Tennessee’s most notable native sons, David Crockett. The call is being made by the Tennessee

Farewell to Lucy Faye Hollis

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The arts in Tennessee lost a great arts champion when Lucy Faye Hollis passed from this life on August 6. Lucy served on the Tennessee Arts Commission board from 1992 to 1996, and was chair in 1995. During

A NATIONAL CALL TO ARTISTS: Commemorative David Crockett Bust

Deadline Approaching! Wednesday, September 30 From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – The Tennessee Arts Commission on behalf of the Tennessee State Capitol Commission and the Tennessee General Assembly requests qualifications from professional artists to create a bust to commemorate

Folklife Website is Live and Ready to be Explored

By Dr. Bradley A. Hanson, Folklife Program Director – The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program is proud to announce the launch of tnfolklife.org. The new website features original content and resources related to ongoing Folklife Program initiatives, and also includes updated material from our previous

Statewide Recap of the NASAA Webinar: Engaging Millennials

By Anne B. Pope, Execute Director — The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) presented Engaging Millennials: Creating Young Arts Advocates on August 19 as a webinar. Free satellite locations were held nationally, and Tennessee offered 5 group viewings in key cities across the

Art Fair KMA 2015

From Angela C. Thomas, Director of Marketing, Knoxville Museum of Art — The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Art Fair KMA 2015 September 25-27. This second annual event raises funds to support the museum and presents art for sale by artists from the

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