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Creative Placemaking projects across TN create distinctive places

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development — The Creative Placemaking grants competition was designed to help build stronger communities by enhancing the distinctive character of Tennessee places. Thirteen projects were awarded in FY2017, and 12 projects were awarded in FY2016. Awarded this year, Unicoi Buffalo

Introducing the FY2017 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards

By Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — The Tennessee Arts Commission awards fellowships annually to professional artists who have shown exceptional talent working in their chosen discipline. These fellowships support the first goal, Thriving Tennessee Arts and Culture, in the Commission’s five-year strategic plan

Artspace Groundbreaking in Downtown Memphis

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director — The highly anticipated Artspace South Main Lofts in Downtown Memphis will break ground this Thursday. Nearly ten years in the making, this project will provide affordable housing for artists and creative professionals in the greater Memphis area. The Tennessee

Looking Back at NASSA Assembly 2016

By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access – The 2016 National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) conference, held September 14-17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, provided another opportunity for accessibility coordinators from different states to discuss and learn how to ensure access to the arts

Master Artist Apprentice Program Exhibition Opens September 23

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design –  Master Artist Apprentice Program (MAAP) 2016 will be on exhibition September 23 through November 11, 2016 at the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, located at 4012 Charlotte Ave., in Nashville. MAAP is a cooperative

Reflections on NASAA Assembly 2016

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Attending the National Assembly for Statewide Arts Agencies (NASAA) Assembly 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week offered participants a closer look at the landscape of arts agencies across the country, and how NASAA and the

New Report Examines Values and Needs of Artists

“Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists” Offers Opportunities for Change By Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press/Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts Addressing the needs of artists in a world of accelerating change is the focus of a new report launched by the

Grand Rapids proved to be ideal for NASAA Assembly 2016

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) Assembly 2016 was held in Michigan’s west side in the community of Grand Rapids, known as the home of ArtPrize since 2009. ArtPrize was conceived as a disruption

Fall TN Arts Quarterly Board Meeting

From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — The 2016 Fall Quarterly Meeting will be held September 21, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Arts Build, 301 East 11 Street, Suite 300, Chattanooga, TN 37403 The agenda will include the a presentation from ArtsBuild, an update

NEA Reports on Tennessee’s Arts Participation Rates

By Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press/Public Affairs, NEA –   The National Endowment for the Arts released new research that for the first time offers a complete state-by-state perspective on how American adults participate in the arts, including activities in Tennessee. The new research comes in the

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