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Grants Awarded to Connect Seniors to The Arts

By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access – Creative Aging TN has awarded 19 grants across Tennessee for programming to connect older adults with creative experiences in their communities. Over $75,000 will be invested to help promote the following outcomes in older adults throughout the

FY19 Annual Grants Applications Available Now

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The new FY2019 annual grants applications are now live. Before completing an application, we strongly recommend that you read the grant guidelines first. You can find the individual guidelines under their grant pages. For example to view the Arts Project

FY17 ABC Grant Program Impact Across Tennessee

By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development – This past year, 13 arts councils and development districts worked with the Tennessee Arts Commission to award 167 Arts Build Community (ABC) Grants in FY2017. The awarded grants totaled approximately $299,000 and resulted in an additional

Kingsport Ballet Artistic Director Awarded By TN Association of Dance

By Bertina Dew, Executive Director, Kingsport Ballet – Kingsport Ballet artistic director and ballet mistress, Valeria Sinyavskaya, has been awarded Tennessee Association of Dance’s (TAD) “Outstanding Dance Educator Award” during their recent dance festival held at Middle Tennessee State University. The Outstanding Dance Educator Award

ArtsMemphis Offers FY18 ArtsAccelerator Grants

by Elizabeth Rouse, Executive Director, ArtsMemphis – ArtsMemphis offers five $5,000 ArtsAccelerator Grants annually to visual artists living and working in Shelby County.  The ArtsAccelerator Grants are incentive grants for visual artists who are at a critical juncture in their careers and are intended to deepen and

TNECD Launches Online Guide For Entrepreneurs

By Scott Harrison, Public Information Officer, TNECD – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) has introduced an innovative online tool, Tennessee SmartStart, which guides Tennessee entrepreneurs through the process of establishing their business. Tennessee SmartStart provides resources through an interactive, step-by-step guide designed to

Physical Activities Through The Arts: TN Health Dept. Grants Up To $85k

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – Heads up, local arts councils, creative placemakers, public arts groups and dance organizations, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has announced the availability of $900,000 for grants up to $85,000 each to “increase access to safe, tobacco-free

Small Town Vibrancy Awakening

By Whitney Kimball Coe – I am an arts ambassador for my hometown of Athens, Tennessee, a small city of about 13,000 residents situated in the folds of the Tennessee Valley. We are 52 miles south of Knoxville, which has recently emerged as a powerhouse

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