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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

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

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