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Updated Arts Toolkit For The Specialty License Plate Program

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – In an effort to help our grantees promote the Arts Specialty License Plates, an updated toolkit is now available on the TN Specialty License Plates website. Please check the materials currently being used by your organization and update

FY19 Annual Grant Advisory Panel Dates

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Now that Annual Grant deadlines have passed, we begin the process of reviewing applications to ensure that they meet all of the requirements. The applications will then be reviewed by volunteer panelists or adjudicators in preparation for

Schedule Available for Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit March 15-16, 2018 | Chattanooga, TN Beyond Big Cities: Creative Placemaking in Southern Small Towns and Rural Communities From Ivan Schustak, Communications and Development Director, South Arts – Creative placemaking goes Beyond Big Cities with a special focus on small and rural communities in the

Tennessee Craft 2018 Master Artists Apprentice Program

From Laurie Davis, Tennessee Craft – Tennessee Craft, in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission, offers its ninth year of the Master Artist Apprentice Program (MAAP) to open the door for emerging artists to learn traditional and contemporary craft skills from master craft artists. This year’s

Individual Artist Fellowship Applications Due January 29

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Individual artists still have time to apply for an Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF). The application deadline is Monday, January 29, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. CST. The Fellowship provides $5,000 awards to outstanding professional artists (i.e. those individuals who by

Save The Date: 2018 Tennessee Arts & Arts Education Conference

By Ann Brown, Suzanne Lynch and Nieya Wallace Murray, TN Arts Conference Chairs – The Tennessee Arts and Arts Education Conference is planned for June 20 and 21, 2018 on the campus of Austin Peay State University (APSU) in partnership with the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA,

NECAT’s Our Nashville Series Features Local Nonprofits

By Trish Crist, CEO, Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television – In 2017, Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television (NECAT) launched a television series called Our Nashville that featured 20 thirty-minute episodes in season one, each focused on a different local nonprofit organization. In summer 2016, NECAT

IAF Winners on Exhibit at TN Arts Gallery

Sophie Glenn and Lydia Johnson: Crafting Contemporary Furniture and Ceramics January 19 – March 9, 2018 By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Last year, ceramicist Lydia Johnson and furniture maker Sophie Glenn both received Individual Artist Fellowships in craft

Metro Arts Announces 40th Anniversary Year

Office of Arts + Culture announces new look, project to purchase art from local artists and year-long social media campaign to celebrate the milestone year By Jen Cole, Executive Director, Metro Arts – Mayor Megan Barry and the Metro Arts Commission announced a year-long series of

More Annual Grant Applications Due January 22

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Despite the snow, ice and freezing temperatures, organizations across the state were able to meet yesterday’s application deadline for Operating Support. Program directors were busy through close-of-business on Tuesday assisting applicants in spite of the inclement weather. Next week, Creative Placemaking, all Arts

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