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Updates from NEA State & Regional Partnerships

Andi Mathis, State & Regional Specialist | Partnership, National Endowment for the Arts – I am happy to share the latest exciting news from the National Endowment for Arts: Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge  The National Endowment for the Arts is supporting the next generation of

Commission Spring Quarterly Meeting

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – TN Arts Commission’s Spring Quarterly Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Commission office located at 401 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (formerly Charlotte Ave.) The agenda for

East TN PBS President Elected Trustee for APTS

From Stacey Karp, Director, Communications, America’s Public Television Stations –  On February 7, 2019, America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) announced the election of its new board leaders and members. Roy Clem, Executive Director of Alabama Public Television, has been elected Chairman; Bert Schmidt, President and Chief Executive

Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships

From The Academy of American Poets – The Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships are $50,000 – $100,000 awards given to honor poets of literary merit appointed to serve in civic positions and to enable them to undertake meaningful, impactful, and innovative projects that engage

TN Artist Andrew Scott Ross Awarded South Arts Fellowship

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Andrew Scott Ross from Johnson City, TN has been awarded a State Fellowship from South Arts, the nonprofit arts service organization advancing Southern vitality through the arts. Only nine artists from the southeast

State funding opportunity to address Adverse Childhood Experiences

From Leslie Meehan, TN Dept. of Children’s Services  – The state is seeking innovative projects through Building Strong Brains Tennessee to prevent, mitigate or help persons recover from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and promote the health and prosperity of Tennessee. Research shows that providing safe,

NEA Grants to Tennessee Total $235,000

From Liz Auclair, National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded 14 grants to Tennessee organizations and individuals that total $235,000. All of the grants are for specific projects and fall into the following categories: Art Works, Challenge America and

Knoxville named one of top 25 U.S. Maker Cities

From Jim Biggs, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center –  Knoxville is one of the 25 best Maker Cities in America, according to an article published on All of the communities named in the article focus “on a spirit of entrepreneurship and creativity,” writes author Tim Newcomb. They

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