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ABC Grant Applications Open Friday, April 1 for FY 2017

Building Better Communities Through The Arts By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts — The arts are woven throughout the cities, towns and villages of Tennessee. Stimulating economic activity and connecting neighbors, the arts literally build better communities. This past year, 13 arts councils and

TN Students Honored as Scholastic Art & Writing Award Medalists

From Virginia McEnerney, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Executive Director— Thirty-five students across Tennessee were announced as recipients of National Medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards on March 14, 2016. The Scholastic Awards is the largest, longest ­running scholarship and recognition program for creative teens,

Upcoming Annual Grant Panel Review Meetings

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants — As part of the annual grant review process each year, advisory panels are held so that citizens from across Tennessee can provide expert guidance in evaluating grant applications. They help enable the Commission to make informed decisions in awarding grants and

TN Arts & Murfreesboro to host Summer Arts Jam on June 8

In partnership with the City of Murfreesboro, the Tennessee Arts Commission is thrilled to present Summer Arts Jam on June 8 on the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza, 111 W. Vine Street. This free event is a celebration of the arts in Murfreesboro in conjunction with our statewide

NEA Introduces CREATIVZ for artists

By Laura Scanlan, State & Regional Director, Partnership Team Leader, National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has launched the newest component of the NEA’s Creativity Connects initiative: CREATIVZ.US CREATIVZ.US is designed to inspire a conversation about what artists in the United States

Gopal Murti exhibit opens Friday, March 18 with reception

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Media, Craft and Design – Science to Art Works by Gopal Murti On Exhbit March 18–May 13, 2016 For nearly 40 years, Murti studied the biological world—from molecules to tissues­—using confocal, multi-photon and electron microscopes. His images received

Appreciating Our Heritage through Art

From Lynn Ryan, Teacher, Cromwell Elementary — I teach K-2 English as a Second Language (ESL) at Cromwell Elementary, a Title I school on the south side of Memphis. As a part of Teach for America, I have to set specific academic and access goals,

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