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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

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

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