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Happy New Year!

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

MCI and CEP Annual Grant Deadline is Monday, January 4

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,

Federal Support for Creative Writing Fellowships Announced

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.

Remembering East Tennessee Arts Philanthropist, Jim Martin

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

Arts and early childhood development focus of new NEA research

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

Coming up in January

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

Say Hello to the “Every Student Succeeds Act”

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.

Arts as Engines of Growth and Vitality

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

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