Category: News

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

Sew Much Love in Memphis

By Patty Mitchell, CEO, Creative Abundance Group – Blues City Cultural Center of Memphis is hosting their third “Sew Much Love” collaborative art residency, this year sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and with ongoing support from Tennessee Arts Commission and ArtsMemphis. The BCCC, working with

Chattanooga’s ArtsBuild Announces New Grant Programs

By Rodney Van Valkenburg, Director of Grants and Initiatives, ArtsBuild – ArtsBuild will be accepting applications for two new grant programs this spring: Mission Support Grants and Program/Project Support Grants. Mission Support Grants replace our current Cultural Partner grant program and are designed to support access to

ArtsBuild Presents “The Arts are Everywhere”

The arts are everywhere in Chattanooga, Tennessee. All you have to do is look. “The Arts are Everywhere” follows a young man during a day of adventures in his community, while he realizes that the arts open a world of possibilities. This film was produced

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

Main Terrain Park Wins National Award

by Barry Courter, Times Free Press – Peggy Townsend readily admits that the space now known as Main Terrain on West Main Street in Chattanooga resembles nothing like what planners originally envisioned. It’s way better, says Townsend, the city’s director of Public Art Chattanooga in

ABC Grant Funds Classical Indian Dancing in Memphis

By Dr. Ramana Vasili, Spiritual Foundation, Inc. Spiritual Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit public organization established by Mrs. Chandra Prabha Vasili and myself in Cordova, Tennessee to promote living a meaningful life. I believe the arts, meditation, yoga and literature are the greatest resources to understand the real meaning of

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