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Preparing for Your Conference Experience

From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — The Collective Impact conference is just 12 days away, and we hope to see you all there. The office is buzzing with activity as the staff continues to prepare. Materials are being made available for you to

AFTA on Cultural Equity

From Inga Vitolo, AFTA Press and Media Relations Manager — Americans for the Arts (AFTA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, announces the release of a new statement on cultural equity. The effort was driven by the board of Americans

ABC Applications Due July 1, 2016

From Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development — The FY2017 application deadline for the Arts Build Community (ABC) grant is quickly approaching — submit through eGrant by 4:30 p.m. CT on July 1, 2016.  The TN Arts Commission has partnered with 13 arts and cultural agencies

Three Weeks Until Collective Impact

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The TN Arts Commission office is starting to fill with conference supplies. We have already received invaluable assistance from numerous people, and the conference planning team would like to extend our gratitude. Thank you to Jennifer Moody, Assistant City Manager and her team at the City of

TN and the NEA Big Read

From Lee Baird, Director of Literary Arts — Recently, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the latest round of NEA Big Read grants. Seventy-seven nonprofit organizations will receive grants totaling more than $1 million to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2016 and

Jered Sprecher Exhibition Opens May 20 at TN Arts Commission

Recent Prints and Paintings May 20—July 15, 2016 From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design— “As an artist I make paintings that exist in the sliver of space between abstraction and representation,” says Sprecher, “ I look to the lived daily

TN Arts Commission Quarterly Meeting

From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — The 2016 Spring Quarterly Meeting will be held May 25, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Carl Van Vechten Gallery, Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave N. Nashville, TN 37208. The agenda will include

Join the #Artist Hotline Conversation May 18 on Twitter

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is hosting the next #ArtistHotline on May 18. Please join them for this ongoing online discussion, which happens every third Wednesday of the month from 8:30AM – 4:30PM CST.

Collective Impact Conference Countdown

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development — The Collective Impact Conference is in just 24 days! We are thrilled that almost 200 of you have already registered. If you haven’t yet, please do so today. It will help us finalize our plans and ensure

TN Schools Ranked Nationally in Music Education

From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — Five Tennessee school districts were named among 2016’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Additionally, three TN schools received the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA). This year,  476 school districts of

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