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Bobby “Blue” Bland Statue Dedication May 12

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The late great Bobby “Blue” Bland will be honored with a permanent presence in downtown Memphis. The unveiling will take place Friday, May 12, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. The effort to erect a life-sized Bland statue was

Purposeful Repurposing or What Would You Do with Old Magazines?

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Media, Craft and Design – Exhibiting repurposed art in Illinois, Florida and Tennessee, University of Memphis graduate Georgann DeMille has been creating art that connects to a story or person through combining aspects of nostalgia with unusual and

Tennessee’s Blue Star Museum Program

  By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to

NEA Art Works II: Media Arts Webinar May 3

By Jax Deluca, Media Arts Director, National Endowment for the Arts – NEA’s Media Arts staff will conduct a webinar on May 3, 2017, at 3:30 PM Eastern, which will focus on guidelines for the upcoming Art Works II: Media Arts July 13, 2017, deadline. Participants will gain insight on crafting a compelling project

Latest Economic Data Tracks Arts and Cultural Jobs per State

Bureau of Economic Analysis & National Endowment for the Arts Release Research By Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press | Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts – For the first time, state leaders will have authoritative federal data on arts and cultural employment and compensation in

Humanities Access Grants

By NEH’s Office of Challenge Grants Staff – Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family, and young adults (defined to include those between ages 18 and 30). Humanities Access grants provide funding for existing

TN Arts Partners with POBA

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The Tennessee Arts Commission has recently partnered with POBA, a non-profit online hub that showcases, promotes, and preserves the creative legacies of exceptional under-recognized artists in all media. Working with State Arts Councils and other arts

Nine Artists Awarded State Fellowships

By Ivan Schustak, Communications and Development Director, South Arts – As part of the inaugural Southern Prize and State Fellowships, South Arts has selected nine visual artists from the region to each receive a State Fellowship award of $5,000. The nine artists – Pete Schulte of

Half a Century of Handmade with Tennessee Craft and TN Arts

By Jessica Jain, Membership Manager, Tennessee Craft – Tennessee Craft congratulates the Tennessee Arts Commission on 50 years of serving the statewide arts community and thanks the Commission for helping Tennessee Craft serve the statewide fine craft community for almost as long. In 1972, Tennessee Craft (then

Upcoming ABC Grant Workshops

By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts – The Arts Build Community (ABC) Grant program opened on April 1, 2017. The grants are designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts

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