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Creative Aging Grant Applications Due August 31

By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access – The Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability and the Tennessee Arts Commission have partnered in an initiative called Creative Aging Tennessee. As a part of this initiative, the partners are offering a

Economic Impact Beyond Dollars: Volunteerism

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – The recently released Tennessee Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) economic impact study reports that Tennessee’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $1.17 billion in annual economic activity—supporting 38,482 full-time equivalent jobs, and generating $837.8 million in

50 Years of Craft From The Commission’s Collection

On Exhibt in the TN Arts Commission Gallery July 21–September 15, 2017 By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Across the three grand divisions that make up the east, middle and west Tennessee regions, craft artisans have continued to heighten and hone

Celebrate Positive Reading Habits in Tennessee

Books from Dolly Parton Reading Song – Complete Version from Southern Word on Vimeo. By Benjamin Smith, Executive Director, Southern Word – Currently, only 43 percent of students are reading on grade level by the time they leave third grade. The goal of Read to

Celebrate Craft in Your Community

  By Laurie A Davis, Davis Group PR – For the third year, Tennessee Craft is leading a statewide effort to spotlight and celebrate craft and craft artists across the state during Tennessee Craft Week (Oct. 6-15, 2017). By focusing attention on many craft events in

TN Arts Welcomes FY18 Executive Committee

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – It is always an honor to work with the Commission Board members who govern this agency. Each member is appointed by the Governor to serve a five-year term. At the quarterly Commission meeting on May 31, the Board

Final Brush Strokes Complete the Commemorative Columbia Fire Mural

City of Columbia finishes mural with assistance from partner funding agency Tennessee Arts Commission By Thad H. Jablonski, Finance Director/Assistant City Manager, Columbia, TN – Muralist Michael T. Colley completed the first side of the stunning new 2017 Columbia Public Mural Project as he brushed the

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