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New Online Grants System Registration starts November 1

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – We have a LOT of paper grant files at the Tennessee Arts Commission. They can be found everywhere — on desks, in files cabinets, stored in boxes under desks. All of it is very important information, but it

Remembering Budd Bishop

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The Commission is saddened to hear of the passing of previous Commission Board member, Budd Harris Bishop. Budd served on the Commission from 2007 to 2011, and is remembered as a strong voice and leader for the arts in

Historic Healing Arts and Military Partnership Expands

Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network Launches New Sites and Programs By Victoria Hutter, Press/Public Affairs, NEA – American service members dedicate their lives and make incredible sacrifices to preserve our safety and freedom. Supporting a successful transition back into society, especially for those

AEP5 One-Page Org Survey Deadline Extended to November 30

The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 one-page organizational survey is now due November 30 By Grace Robinson, Public Information & Research Coordinator — The deadline to participate in Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 has been extended, but is still coming up quick—Wednesday, November 30. The survey is just one

National Council on the Arts Public Meeting, October 28

Guest Presentations Focus on the Arts in Non-Arts Sectors By Victoria Hutter, Media Relations, NEA – The fall meeting of the National Council on the Arts takes place on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:45 am EDT and will be live webcast at The meeting includes agency

Staff Testing New Grants System

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – All this week, TN Arts Commission staff rolled up their sleeves and began the in-depth process of testing the new Online Grants System. Liz Ryles, Implementation Manager with The Innovation Network, has been our trainer, advisor and

VSA Tennessee Creates Ornaments for the National Christmas Tree

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design — VSA Tennessee was honored to once again be asked to make the ornaments that represent Tennessee for the National Christmas Tree. On Monday, October 17, those ornaments were made in partnership with the MTSU

2017-18 NEA Big Read Guidelines Now Available

Public webinar about the NEA Big Read on November 16, 2016 at 3pm ET By Liz Auclair, Media Relations, NEA – The National Endowment for the Arts has released the application guidelines for 2017-2018 NEA Big Read grants. This is the first opportunity organizations have to apply for programming

Introducing the New Online Grants System

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The Tennessee Arts Commission is implementing a brand new online grants system that will eventually replace the old eGrant system beginning November 1, 2016. The new online grants system will save many trees as the Commission goes 100%

Amy Morton Vaughn Receives Honor at State Dance Festival

By Grace Robinson, Public Information & Research Coordinator — Amy Morton Vaughn of Maryville, TN was awarded the Margaret Martin Award by the Tennessee Association of Dance (TAD) at their annual festival on October 1, 2016. Since 1997,  Vaughn has served as the director of both Appalachian Ballet Company and

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