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Commission Tours Townsend

From Nieya Wallace Murray, Assistant to the Executive Director – The Commission’s fall quarterly meeting was held September 19 in Townsend, a town of just 350 in the heart of the Smoky Mountains and home to Commissioner Hank Dye. The Commissioners and staff had an

FY20 Grant Workshops Begin October 17

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Tennessee Arts Commission is once again hosting a series of grant workshops across the state. Led by the Commission’s program directors, the workshops will cover what’s new for the next fiscal year, an overview of grant opportunities,

South Arts Hires Sara Donnelly to Launch New National Jazz Program

From Ivan Schustak, Communications Director, South Arts – South Arts has hired veteran arts administrator Sara Donnelly to develop and launch a new national program supporting jazz artists through expanded opportunities to tour. Donnelly, hailing from Washington, D.C., brings decades of experience as a jazz

New Report on Arts Attendance Shows Gains

From Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press | Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts – New survey findings from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) show gains in arts attendance totals, rates, and demographic groups plus sizeable growth in poetry-reading. Published today, U.S. Trends in

Commission Quarterly Meeting Sept. 19 in Townsend

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The Tennessee Arts Commission will conduct its first quarterly meeting for FY 2019 on Wednesday, September 19 beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET. The meeting will take place at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell

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