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New Arts360 Arts Integrated Schools in West TN

By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — The inaugural year for the TN Arts Commission’s new Arts360 Arts Integration (AE-AI) grant program will support two elementary schools in implementing arts integration. Bartlett Elementary in Bartlett and Sherwood Elementary in Memphis have been approved to begin a three-year pilot

Economic Impact Organization Survey Coming July 11

Be Sure Your Organization is Included in the Statewide Study of Nonprofit Arts and Culture in Tennessee From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — As arts enthusiasts, we know the inherent value arts and culture bring to our communities. Now, through a partnership

Creative Placemaking Grants Received Across TN

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director — Thirteen diverse applicants that include nonprofit organizations, cities and local governments have been awarded FY 2017 Creative Placemaking grants by the Tennessee Arts Commission. In Creative Placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit and community sectors strategically shape the

Tennessee Folklife Launches Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program

By Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – Fiscal Year 2017 marks the inauguration of the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. The new initiative is designed to encourage the survival, continued development and proliferation of our state’s diverse folklife traditions, especially those that are

AFTA Awards ArtsMemphis for Community Engagement Fellows Curriculum

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – Congratulations to ArtsMemphis! On Friday, June 17, Americans for the Arts (AFTA) named ArtsMemphis as the winner of its 2016 Robert E. Gard Award at the organization’s Annual Convention in Boston, MA. The award recognizes exemplary work at the intersection of

Nominations for the Governor’s Arts Awards Due July 22

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development — Do you know of an individual or organization who has significantly impacted or advanced the value of the arts in Tennessee? Do they deserve a Governor’s Arts Award? Nominations are open and must be submitted by July 22, 2016.

TN Stripe Creations Project Receives National Honor

From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — South Central TN Workforce Alliance (SCTWA) worked with a TN artist and the Maury County Jail to participate in the National Youth Challenge Project last fall. The Challenge was administered by Maher & Maher, the U.S.

Collective Impact in Review

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – To everyone who joined us in Murfreesboro last week, thank you for attending Collective Impact, the 2016 statewide arts conference. You made the conference a real success with your participation, openness and willingness to dive into the

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