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City of Columbia Seeks Artist for ABC Funded Mural Project

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – In 2014, the City of Columbia, Tennessee began a project to establish an arts and cultural district downtown. As part of that project, members of the arts council met with firefighters at Columbia Fire Station No.

McNairy County Launches “Trail of Music Legends” App

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The Tennesee Arts Commission awarded Arts in McNairy an FY2017 Creative Placemaking grant for $7,680. The grant was for a Cultural Heritage Walking Trail, a .8 mile walking trail in downtown Selmer that connects existing cultural

NEA Expands Healing Arts Program to Tennessee

New Investments in Healing Arts Program for the Military National Endowment for the Arts Adds Clinical and Community Elements to Creative Forces By Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press/Public Affairs, NEA – The role of the arts in helping heal the signature wounds of our recent

Meet This Year’s MCI Adjudicators

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants — On March 28, we kick off our annual grant review panels beginning with Tennessee’s Major Cultural Institutions (MCI). We are pleased to welcome our MCI adjudicators, national arts leaders Anita Walker and Todd Lowe. We are grateful to have their expertise

Annual Grant Panel Reviews Begin March 28

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – As part of the annual grant review process each year, advisory panels are held so that citizens from across Tennessee can provide expert guidance in evaluating grant applications. They help enable the Tennessee Arts Commission to make informed decisions

Celebrating 50 Years of Contemporary Art Opens March 17

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – In celebration of the Tennessee Arts Commission 50th anniversary, Three Grand Divisions: Celebrating Contemporary Art from the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Collection will be exhibited from March 17–May 12, 2017. Often contemporary art serves as a

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