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NEA Announces Arts Access Program Solicitation

By Kim Johnson, Director of Art Access – The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a program solicitation to develop a web-based toolkit designed to provide resources for job seekers and employers to help reduce barriers to careers in the arts for people with disabilities.

Annual Grant Review Schedule

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants — As part of the annual grant review process each year, advisory panels are held so that citizens from across Tennessee can provide expert guidance in evaluating grant applications. They help enable the Commission to make informed decisions in awarding grants and

1967-2017: Celebrating 50 Years of Tennessee Arts

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director –  The Tennessee General Assembly created the Tennessee Arts Commission in 1967 with the special mandate to stimulate and encourage the presentation of the visual, literary, music and performing arts and to encourage public interest in the cultural heritage

Three Simple Ways to Advocate for the Arts

Sue Struve, Communications Manager, NASAA — Your voice matters in arts advocacy. If you are a board member or employee of an arts organization, an artist, a volunteer, a donor or an audience member, your message carries a special power: there is nothing that captures the attention

Arts & Economic Prosperity Final Deadline

From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — It has been quite the year of data collecting for our Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) study. Thank you, thank you to all of the organizations and individuals who have participated thus far. Working with

Arts as Engines of Growth & Vitality

From Carol White, Associate Director of Grants — This quarter’s Commission meeting, held in Nashville on November 30, focused on goal two of our current strategic plan. The goal, Arts as Engines of Growth & Vitality, supports our overall mission of cultivating the arts for the benefit of

NEA Awards FY2017 Grants to Tennessee

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – For its first major national grant funding round of fiscal year 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that $245,000.00 will be awarded to nine nonprofit organizations and individuals across Tennessee for grants in the areas of Art

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