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DRA Offers Funding to Strengthen Local Economies through Arts and Culture

 Delta Regional Authority Offers Funding and Technical Assistance to Strengthen Local Economies through Arts and Culture Creative Placemaking Initiative Supports Community Development By Andrew Moreau, Delta Regional Authority – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA), in partnership with leading national arts and government organizations, has announced the

Blue Star Museums Offers Free Admission for Eighth Year

More Than 2,000 Museums Participate from Memorial Day to Labor Day By Jeremy Todd, NEA Public Affairs and Bana Miller, Blue Star Families – NEA Chairman Jane Chu and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the eighth annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration

Introducing Creative Aging TN

By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access – The Tennessee Arts Commission is partnering with fellow Tennessee Livability Collaborative Members—the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability and the Tennessee Department of Health — to launch a new initiative and statewide grant opportunity called Creative Aging TN. Together,

ABC Grant Applications Due June 30

By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development – June 30, 2017, is the deadline for nonprofit organizations and local governments to submit an Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant application for eligible FY2018 arts and cultural activities. ABC Grants provide support for arts and cultural

Helping Vets Heal with a Song

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The mission of Nashville-based nonprofit, Operation Song is to empower veterans and active duty military to tell their stories through the process of songwriting. The organization began four and a half years ago because of Bob

Commission Quarterly Meeting May 31

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director— The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold its summer quarterly meeting in Nashville on May 31 at the Tennessee Arts Commission office in the Citizen’s Plaza State Office Building. The meeting will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST, and it is

TN Promise Students Offer Service Hours

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – For the past three years, I have been honored to be a mentor for Nashville School of the Arts graduates participating in TN Promise, the nation’s first statewide scholarship program offering two years of community college free

Not-So-Seriously Seersucker, A Glorious Day at the Strawberry Fest

By Bill Hickerson, Curator, West Tennessee Regional Art Center – The rain held off until long after that parade had finished at the 80th Strawberry Festival in Humboldt. This community event attracts thousands from across the state and beyond, and is eagerly anticipated each year.

The Turtle at The Woodbury Intersection

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The Arts Center of Cannon County received an FY2017 Creative Placemaking award for a public art project to be installed in a previously barren block at the intersection of Doolittle Road and Water Street in Woodbury.

PAD: American Sounds Visits Tennessee

By Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, Deputy Director and Accessibility Coordinator, ArtsReady Director, South Arts – Performing Arts Discovery: American Sounds (PAD: American Sounds) is a project of South Arts, in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and New England Foundation for the Arts, and with support from the National

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