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Columbia Arts Council Ties AEP5 to Tourism Initiative

By Carol White, Director of Operations – Arts & Economic Prosperity 5(AEP5) national economic impact study reports that the City of Columbia generates $7.7 million in total economic activity. This spending—$1.3 million by nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and an additional $6.4 million in event-related

Campbell County Rolls Out AEP5 Results

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – On Tuesday, August 22, Executive Director Anne Pope and Folklife Director Bradley Hanson presented the Campbell County, East Tennessee Development District and State Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) results to the Campbell County Rotary Club, as

2017 Alliance of Artists Communities Conference October 2-5

By Tristin Kirvin, Alliance of Artists Communities – Join arts leaders, funders, policy makers, community organizers, and artists from across the globe for the Alliance of Artists Communities’ 27th Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, October 2-5, 2017. This annual event features three action-packed days of conversations, talks,

Invitation to Submit to Breaking Ground 2017-18 Arts Issue

By Ned Solomon, Director of Partners in Policymaking™ Leadership Institute, Council on Development Disabilities, TN State Government – Do you write short stories, creative essays or poetry? Do you paint, sculpt, draw or take photographs? If so, we’d love to see your work for possible publication. Breaking

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

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