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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

Invitation to Submit to Breaking Ground 2017-18 Arts Issue

By Ned Solomon, Director of Partners in Policymaking™ Leadership Institute, Council on Development Disabilities, TN State Government – Do you write short stories, creative essays or poetry? Do you paint, sculpt, draw or take photographs? If so, we’d love to see your work for possible publication. Breaking

Creative Aging Grant Applications Due August 31

By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access – The Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability and the Tennessee Arts Commission have partnered in an initiative called Creative Aging Tennessee. As a part of this initiative, the partners are offering a

VSA Partners With Area Arts Organizations

By Lori Kissinger, Executive Director, VSA Tennessee – VSA Tennessee is excited to be part of one of the most unique partnerships we have ever done. The partnership starts with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts who asked us to be a partner on

Visualize Health Equity Nationwide Community Art Show

By the National Academy of Medicine – Health equity means everyone has a fair shot at living the healthiest life possible. Personal responsibility plays a key role in health, but the choices we make depend on the choices that are available to us. For example, you

Creative Aging TN Hosts Workshops in Nashville, Jackson and Knoxville

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – On June 12 and 13, the TN Arts Commission, in partnership with fellow Tennessee Livability Collaborative Members — TN Commission on Aging and Disability and the TN Department of Health, offered three half-day workshops. Monday morning’s workshop was held

Creative Aging Grant Application Is Open

By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access – The Creative Aging Grant Application is now open. You can apply for this grant through our online grants system. Applicants accessing the Online Grants System for the first time must register their organizations and create an organizational profile. The Tennessee Arts

TN Musician Wins VSA International Young Soloist Award

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Each year, outstanding young musicians with disabilities from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award, $2,000, and the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington,

Creative Aging Grant Guidelines and Workshops

By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access – The Creative Aging grant guidelines are now available for review. This grant opportunity will provide one-time seed funding for innovative projects through the arts that will promote healthy aging of seniors and encourages community partnerships that have the

Introducing Creative Aging TN

By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access – The Tennessee Arts Commission is partnering with fellow Tennessee Livability Collaborative Members—the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability and the Tennessee Department of Health — to launch a new initiative and statewide grant opportunity called Creative Aging TN. Together,

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