From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director — With 2015 about to be in the record book, I would like to take a moment to highlight just a few of this year’s accomplishments and thank the many people who continue to cultivate the arts in
Major Cultural Institution (MCI) and Cultural Education Partnership (CEP)Annual Grant Application Deadline for Fiscal Year 2017 is Monday, January 4, 2016, by 4:30 p.m. (CST) How to Apply in a Nutshell Read the grant guidelines: MCI guidelines, CEP guidelines Create and complete a “2017 TAC Organization Application (AA,
By Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press/Public Affair, National Endowment for the Arts The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will award individual creative writing fellowships of $25,000 each to 37 fiction and creative nonfiction writers from 17 states as part of its first FY 2016 grant awards.
By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director — Tennessee lost an arts hero and a dear friend this past weekend. James C. “Jim” Martin passed away Saturday afternoon, December 19, 2015. Jim made a tremendous difference for the arts in Northeast Tennessee, impacting the lives of
By Sally Gifford, National Endowment for the Arts Public Affairs Specialist In their first years, children experience rapid and important emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. What role do the arts play in early childhood development? A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts
By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants Most of us are probably not ready to think about FY2017 deadlines until Monday, January 4, but we would be remiss if we did not remind everyone about some important dates that are just around the corner (see
By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – We are so excited to share the new Gift-A-Tag television commercial that will be airing on East Tennessee PBS through January. The spot was created by the team at East Tennessee PBS: William Isom; Christopher Smith,
By Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press/Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has posted application guidelines for the Art Works and Challenge America categories for art projects anticipated to take place in 2017. New in this fiscal
By Dani Brown, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – On Thursday, December 10, Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts (AFTA) attended the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act by President Obama. The lead sponsors in the Senate were Sens.
From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director — The Commission’s winter quarterly meeting was held Thursday, December 3 in Nashville. In addition to Goal 5: Effective and Accountable Agency, this quarter’s meeting addressed Goal 2: Arts as Engines of Growth & Vitality. Through this goal, the Commission seeks to advance the arts