Archive: News

The Gift and Mystery of Art

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – The Tennessee Arts Commission is pleased to have been gifted two wonderful works by professional clay artist and professor, Vince Pitelka. Through his esteemed career, he has taught at the University of Massachusetts,

New Workshop for Appalachian Gateway Communities

From Katie Allen, Director, Conservation Leadership Network – We are excited to announce that we are offering a NEW Workshop for Appalachian Gateway Communities this August. Since 2007, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with The Conservation Fund, have

Arts & Arts Education Conference Features Over 30 Sessions

  From Ann Brown, Suzanne Lynch and Nieya Murray, Conference Co-chairs – TN Arts wants to ensure that this year’s arts and arts education conference has plenty of options for everyone. Hosted by the Center in Excellence for the Creative Arts on the campus of

Museums, sign up for 2018 Blue Star Museum Program

From Jane Chu, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts – Greetings from Washington, DC! I write you today to invite your museum to participate this year in the Blue Star Museums program. For the past eight years, the National Endowment for the Arts has collaborated with

Promote the Specialty License Plate Program this Spring

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The sun is finally shining and Tennessee is in bloom — what a great time to think about encouraging your staff, board and patrons to purchase an arts plate. Earlier in the year, we announced that

Gov. Haslam Announces 10,000+ Adults Applied for TN Reconnect

Application Opened in February; Adults Can Continue to Apply at From Jennifer Donnals, Governor’s Press Office – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that more than 10,000 adults have applied for Tennessee Reconnect, the state’s program for adult learners to earn an associate degree or

South Arts Literary Arts Grant Applications Due May 1

By Nikki Estes, South Arts – South Arts’ Literary Arts Touring grants are available to bring Southern writers – fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry – to your community for readings and educational programs such as workshops. Eligible projects can include a single engagement by a Southern writer or

Thoughts From An Arts Commission Intern

From Aiden Layer, Intern, TN Arts Commission – Hello there! I’m a junior at Vanderbilt University majoring in Human & Organizational Development and Studio Art, and for the past semester, I have had the great privilege of interning for the Tennessee Arts Commission. I chose

Borderless Arts to Perform in Cairo

By Lori Kissinger, Executive Director, Borderless Arts – Borderless Arts TN will be representing the United States at the Awladna International Forum for Arts for the Gifted April 27 through May 4 in Cairo, Egypt. The group is one of 23 invited groups from 31

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