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Site Sought for Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit & Knowledge Exchange

By Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, Deputy Director and Accessibility Coordinator, ArtsReady Director, South Arts – South Arts and The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking seek a partner site to present the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit & Knowledge Exchange, a two-day convening in South Arts’ region in March 2018. This regional convening will

Arts & Culture Alliance Announces Arts Build Communities Grants

By Suzanne Cada, Deputy Director, Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance – The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville is pleased to announce awards of 26 Arts Build Communities (ABC) grants for art projects from non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations located within the following seven East Tennessee counties:

Arts Mean Business in Murfreesboro

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – The City of Murfreesboro released the results of the local Arts & Economic Prosperity study on August 15 at a press conference at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, sending a powerful message to the community that

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

FY17 Individual Artist Fellow John Warren’s 16mm Projects

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – FY2017 Individual Artist Fellow John Warren applied his award money to work on three 16mm short films that explore the textural, historical and symbolic layers inherent in Nashville’s landscape. The first film he completed, Honky Tonky, premiered

VSA Partners With Area Arts Organizations

By Lori Kissinger, Executive Director, VSA Tennessee – VSA Tennessee is excited to be part of one of the most unique partnerships we have ever done. The partnership starts with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts who asked us to be a partner on

AEP5 As An Advocacy Tool

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – Presenting your local or regional AEP5 report is a perfect opportunity to advocate for the arts to your local city government. A recent example is from the Athens Area Council for the Arts (AACA). On Monday night,

Groundbreaking at Arrowmont

By Frances L. Day, Director of Institutional Advancement, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – On Tuesday, August 8, the Arrowmont community participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new dormitory and the new main entrance off Baskins Creek By-Pass. Arrowmont Board of Governors President

FY17 Individual Artist Fellow Releases Chart-Topping CD

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – As a recipient of an FY2017 Individual Artist Fellowship, Michael Kurek applied his award money toward the production of an album of his classical music compositions, which was released by Parma Recordings on July 14, 2017, on

Visualize Health Equity Nationwide Community Art Show

By the National Academy of Medicine – Health equity means everyone has a fair shot at living the healthiest life possible. Personal responsibility plays a key role in health, but the choices we make depend on the choices that are available to us. For example, you

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