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A Reflection from Ryman Artist Lofts

This Artist’s Way By Lily Clayton Hansen, Author and Loft Resident — Some people like to say they can do it alone. I am someone who craves camaraderie on this long, crazy road towards stepping into the person I was meant to be. There is

National Storytelling Festival, October 2-4, 2015

From Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife —  Now in its 43rd year, the National Storytelling Festival in historic Jonesborough is acclaimed as one of the Top 100 Events in North America. The oldest and most prestigious event of its kind in the world, the Festival helped spark a renaissance

Creative Placemaking in Memphis

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director —  For our quarterly meeting this Fall, the Commission Board and some staff members traveled to Memphis. We began our time here with a creative placemaking bus tour. Creative placemaking is a term of art, but really is the

Thriving Tennessee Arts and Culture

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Commission’s fall quarterly meeting was held Wednesday, September 23 in Memphis. Each quarterly meeting, the staff reports to the Commission board on the agency’s activities since the last meeting. With the launch earlier this year of the 2015-18 strategic plan,

37th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

By Angela Wiggins, Communications Manager, TN Craft — Over 200 of the finest craft artists from across the country will converge on the lawn of Nashville’s Centennial Park September 25-27 for the 37th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair, attracting 40-50,000 new and long-time citizens, plus

Arts and Technology Opportunities

By Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) operates under the belief that technology allows nonprofits to work with greater social impact. The organization is composed of nonprofit technology professionals and seeks to enable these individuals ” to strategically use technology to

The Commission Welcomes New Arts Education Coordinator

From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — The Tennessee Arts Commission is pleased to announce Danielle Brown as the new Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator. Known as Dani around the office, she came to us from Illinois. In her position here, Dani will assist

Save the Date for 2016 Statewide Conference, Collective Impact

By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – The Commission invites you to save the dates June 7-10, 2016, and join us for Collective Impact: Arts Administrators, Educators and Artists Together as Community Change Agents, to be held at Bradley Academy, an Arts Integrated School, and Patterson Park

An Evening of Master Dance Classes in Chattanooga

By Victoria VanCura but, Associate Director, Ballet Tennessee —  In celebration of WTCI’s new documentary, From the Street to the Stage, which chronicles the dance journey of Chattanooga native Fredrick ‘Fred’ Davis, Ballet Tennessee will host an evening of community master classes. Davis is an alumnus

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