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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 Folklife & Traditional Arts Video

Learn how the National Endowment for the Arts supports and celebrates the folk and traditional arts in America in this motion graphic. Voiced by Carolyn Mazloomi, 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellow

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

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

Three Simple Ways to Advocate for the Arts

Sue Struve, Communications Manager, NASAA — Your voice matters in arts advocacy. If you are a board member or employee of an arts organization, an artist, a volunteer, a donor or an audience member, your message carries a special power: there is nothing that captures the attention

Arts & Economic Prosperity Final Deadline

From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — It has been quite the year of data collecting for our Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) study. Thank you, thank you to all of the organizations and individuals who have participated thus far. Working with

Arts as Engines of Growth & Vitality

From Carol White, Associate Director of Grants — This quarter’s Commission meeting, held in Nashville on November 30, focused on goal two of our current strategic plan. The goal, Arts as Engines of Growth & Vitality, supports our overall mission of cultivating the arts for the benefit of

Arrowmont Update

By Bill May, Executive Director, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – As many of you know, the wildfires in Great Smoky Mountains National Park spread to the city of Gatlinburg and the Arrowmont Campus. We are beginning to understand the extent of the loss

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