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Final Brush Strokes Complete the Commemorative Columbia Fire Mural

City of Columbia finishes mural with assistance from partner funding agency Tennessee Arts Commission By Thad H. Jablonski, Finance Director/Assistant City Manager, Columbia, TN – Muralist Michael T. Colley completed the first side of the stunning new 2017 Columbia Public Mural Project as he brushed the

DRA Offers Funding to Strengthen Local Economies through Arts and Culture

 Delta Regional Authority Offers Funding and Technical Assistance to Strengthen Local Economies through Arts and Culture Creative Placemaking Initiative Supports Community Development By Andrew Moreau, Delta Regional Authority – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA), in partnership with leading national arts and government organizations, has announced the

ABC Grant Applications Due June 30

By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development – June 30, 2017, is the deadline for nonprofit organizations and local governments to submit an Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant application for eligible FY2018 arts and cultural activities. ABC Grants provide support for arts and cultural

The Turtle at The Woodbury Intersection

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The Arts Center of Cannon County received an FY2017 Creative Placemaking award for a public art project to be installed in a previously barren block at the intersection of Doolittle Road and Water Street in Woodbury.

Upcoming ABC Grant Workshops

By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts – The Arts Build Community (ABC) Grant program opened on April 1, 2017. The grants are designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts

City of Columbia Seeks Artist for ABC Funded Mural Project

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – In 2014, the City of Columbia, Tennessee began a project to establish an arts and cultural district downtown. As part of that project, members of the arts council met with firefighters at Columbia Fire Station No.

McNairy County Launches “Trail of Music Legends” App

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The Tennesee Arts Commission awarded Arts in McNairy an FY2017 Creative Placemaking grant for $7,680. The grant was for a Cultural Heritage Walking Trail, a .8 mile walking trail in downtown Selmer that connects existing cultural

NEA Expands Healing Arts Program to Tennessee

New Investments in Healing Arts Program for the Military National Endowment for the Arts Adds Clinical and Community Elements to Creative Forces By Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press/Public Affairs, NEA – The role of the arts in helping heal the signature wounds of our recent

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