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Main Terrain Park Wins National Award

by Barry Courter, Times Free Press – Peggy Townsend readily admits that the space now known as Main Terrain on West Main Street in Chattanooga resembles nothing like what planners originally envisioned. It’s way better, says Townsend, the city’s director of Public Art Chattanooga in

Upcoming Annual Grant Deadlines, Panelists Needed

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants — Annual grant deadlines are quickly approaching. If you need any assistance completing your application in the new Online Grants System, please contact us beginning January 4, 2017. See the schedule below for actual deadline dates. We are also currently

ABC Grant Funds Classical Indian Dancing in Memphis

By Dr. Ramana Vasili, Spiritual Foundation, Inc. Spiritual Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit public organization established by Mrs. Chandra Prabha Vasili and myself in Cordova, Tennessee to promote living a meaningful life. I believe the arts, meditation, yoga and literature are the greatest resources to understand the real meaning of

NEA 2017 Funding Guidelines Posted

By Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press/Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts – Guidelines and application materials for three National Endowment for the Arts funding categories— Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowships—have posted on the NEA’s website. The NEA will again offer funding for Creativity Connects projects through

Tennessee National Christmas Tree

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media & Design — Accompanying the National Christmas Tree in President’s Park at the White House are 56 state and territory trees decorated with handmade ornaments that are unique to each tree. This year Tennessee’s tree was

TN Arts Remembers Advocate Alma Katherine Beasley Parker

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – Tennessee lost a true arts advocate when Ms. Alma Katherine Beasley Parker passed away on December 18, 2016. Ms. Parker was a force for the TN Arts Commission for almost 20 years. She was appointed in 1986 by Governor

Local Arts Leaders Join the National Stage

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director — The Tennessee Arts Commission would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to two local arts leaders who have recently been asked to bring their expertise to the national stage. Both from Nashville, Casey Summar has been elected to

Three Simple Ways to Advocate for the Arts

Sue Struve, Communications Manager, NASAA — Your voice matters in arts advocacy. If you are a board member or employee of an arts organization, an artist, a volunteer, a donor or an audience member, your message carries a special power: there is nothing that captures the attention

Arts & Economic Prosperity Final Deadline

From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — It has been quite the year of data collecting for our Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) study. Thank you, thank you to all of the organizations and individuals who have participated thus far. Working with

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