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Scot Copeland – Arts leader, advocate, friend

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director & Hal Partlow, Association Director of Grants – As Producing Artistic Director of the Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) since 1985, Scot Copeland was driven by the belief that theater can inspire creativity, imagination and empathy. Scot insisted that children

Tell your story to StoryCorps in Nashville

By suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – From March 11 to April 8, the StoryCorps MobileBooth—an airstream trailer outfitted with a recording station—will be parked at the Nashville Public Radio, 630 Mainstream Drive, ready to record the stories of Tennesseans. Funded in part by

Hey Artists, how’s it going?

By Katie Steger, Senior Program Associate and Project Manager, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – Are you able to make a living through your artistic practice? Do you have health insurance? Have you enrolled in Obamacare? How’s it going? What keeps you up at night? The Mellon Foundation is

Meet the 2016 POL Judges and Emcee

By Dani Brown, Arts Education Special Project Coordinator – Mark your calendars to attend the Tennessee State Poetry Out Loud Competition held Saturday, March 19 at the Nashville Children’s Theatre. We are honored to introduce our four notable artists who will be judging the contest: Ethan

Quarterly meeting to be held March 1

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The next quarterly meeting of the Tennessee Arts Commission will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 1 at the Commission’s office, 401 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville. The agenda for the meeting includes reports on Arts Advocacy Day,

TN Poetry Out Loud State Finals will be held March 19

By Dani Brown, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – The Tennessee finals for Poetry Out Loud, the national recitation contest for high school students, will be held at the Nashville Children’s Theatre on March 19. Round one will begin at 10:00 am followed by round

Join TFTA in Nashville for Arts Advocacy Day March 2

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Tennessee’s Arts Advocacy Day is just two weeks away. Have you registered? Each year, arts supporters from across the state gather in Nashville to visit with their lawmakers. Organized and presented by Tennesseans for the Arts

Collective Impact Conference update

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Spring is fast approaching and the TN Arts Commission staff have been planning the 4-day statewide arts conference, Collective Impact that will take place in Murfreesboro June 7-10. This conference is shaping up to be one

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