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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

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

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