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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

FY19 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

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

Two TN Libraries Receive NEA Big Read Grants

By Liz Auclair, Public Affairs, NEA – The National Endowment for the Arts announced seventy-five nonprofit organizations will receive grants totaling more than $1 million to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2017 and June 2018. An initiative of the National Endowment for

Humanities Access Grants

By NEH’s Office of Challenge Grants Staff – Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family, and young adults (defined to include those between ages 18 and 30). Humanities Access grants provide funding for existing

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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