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Resources Available for Rural Communities Facing Design Challenges

  by Angela Moreno-Long, CIRD Program Manager, Project for Public Spaces – The  Citizens’ Institute on Rural DesignTM (CIRD), a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, has issued a request for proposals inviting communities to apply for design assistance. The CIRD program provides

Special Opportunity Grants Available for Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – TN Arts Commission is pleased to offer Special Opportunity Grants to assist with attending “Beyond Big Cities: Creative Placemaking in Southern Small Towns and Rural Communities.” presented by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking in partnership with South Arts and ArtPlace

Indian Culture and Heritage Flourishes in West Tennessee with ABC grants

By Dr. Ramana Vasili, Spiritual Foundation, Inc. – Spiritual Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in Cordova, Tennessee to protect, preserve and promote Indian culture and heritage. The Indian Ballet Theater (IBT) is a dance division of the Spiritual Foundation and received an Arts Build Communities

Conexion Americas Receives ArtPlace Award

By ArtPlace – Conexión Américas has received a $325,000 Creative Placemaking award from ArtPlace America, one of 23 creative placemaking projects that will receive funding in communities of all sizes across 18 states and one US territory. ArtPlace has a deep commitment to funding in

FY17 ABC Grant Program Impact Across Tennessee

By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development – This past year, 13 arts councils and development districts worked with the Tennessee Arts Commission to award 167 Arts Build Community (ABC) Grants in FY2017. The awarded grants totaled approximately $299,000 and resulted in an additional

Physical Activities Through The Arts: TN Health Dept. Grants Up To $85k

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – Heads up, local arts councils, creative placemakers, public arts groups and dance organizations, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has announced the availability of $900,000 for grants up to $85,000 each to “increase access to safe, tobacco-free

Small Town Vibrancy Awakening

By Whitney Kimball Coe – I am an arts ambassador for my hometown of Athens, Tennessee, a small city of about 13,000 residents situated in the folds of the Tennessee Valley. We are 52 miles south of Knoxville, which has recently emerged as a powerhouse

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