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Creative Aging Grant Applications Due August 31

By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access – The Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability and the Tennessee Arts Commission have partnered in an initiative called Creative Aging Tennessee. As a part of this initiative, the partners are offering a

VSA Partners With Area Arts Organizations

By Lori Kissinger, Executive Director, VSA Tennessee – VSA Tennessee is excited to be part of one of the most unique partnerships we have ever done. The partnership starts with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts who asked us to be a partner on

Jackson Announces AEP5 Study Results

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – On July 25, Jackson Arts Council’s Brad Little, Board President and Melinda Hearn, Executive Director announced the results of their AEP5 local study report to a crowd gathered at the Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center

Economic Impact Beyond Dollars: Volunteerism

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – The recently released Tennessee Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) economic impact study reports that Tennessee’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $1.17 billion in annual economic activity—supporting 38,482 full-time equivalent jobs, and generating $837.8 million in

50 Years of Craft From The Commission’s Collection

On Exhibt in the TN Arts Commission Gallery July 21–September 15, 2017 By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Across the three grand divisions that make up the east, middle and west Tennessee regions, craft artisans have continued to heighten and hone

TN Arts Welcomes FY18 Executive Committee

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – It is always an honor to work with the Commission Board members who govern this agency. Each member is appointed by the Governor to serve a five-year term. At the quarterly Commission meeting on May 31, the Board

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