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Celebrating Poetry Month

From Lee Baird, Director of Literary Arts and Grants Analysis – The 18th-century French priest and poet Joseph Roux believed that “Poetry is truth in its Sunday Clothes.” While that thought conveys the elegant thought process and refined language of poetry, something about it doesn’t

Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships

From The Academy of American Poets – The Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships are $50,000 – $100,000 awards given to honor poets of literary merit appointed to serve in civic positions and to enable them to undertake meaningful, impactful, and innovative projects that engage

Individual Artist Fellowship Applications Due Jan. 28

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Individual Artist Fellowship applications are DUE Monday, January 28, 2019, by 11:50 p.m. CST. Fellowships provide monetary awards to outstanding professional artists, i.e. those individuals who by education, experience, or natural talent engage in a particular art form

FY20 IAF Applications Available

  By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – The Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) provides $5,000 awards to outstanding professional artists (i.e. those individuals who by education, experience, or natural talent engage in a particular art form or discipline) who live and

Eleven Tennessee Artists Receive FY19 Individual Artist Fellowships

From Krishna Adams, Lee Baird and Suzanne Lynch, TN Arts – The Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) provides $5,000 awards to outstanding professional artists (i.e. those individuals who by education, experience, or natural talent engage in a particular art form or discipline) who live and work in Tennessee.

NEA Announces 2018-2019 Big Read Grants

$1 Million in Grants Support Community Reading Programs Nationwide   From Liz Auclair, Media/Public Affiars, NEA – The National Endowment for the Arts will bring communities across the country together over the next year to read, celebrate, and connect over great works of literature. Today

South Arts Literary Arts Grant Applications Due May 1

By Nikki Estes, South Arts – South Arts’ Literary Arts Touring grants are available to bring Southern writers – fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry – to your community for readings and educational programs such as workshops. Eligible projects can include a single engagement by a Southern writer or

Individual Artist Fellowship Applications Due January 29

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Individual artists still have time to apply for an Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF). The application deadline is Monday, January 29, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. CST. The Fellowship provides $5,000 awards to outstanding professional artists (i.e. those individuals who by

Celebrate Positive Reading Habits in Tennessee

Books from Dolly Parton Reading Song – Complete Version from Southern Word on Vimeo. By Benjamin Smith, Executive Director, Southern Word – Currently, only 43 percent of students are reading on grade level by the time they leave third grade. The goal of Read to

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