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NAMP Session Proposals Due May 8

By Laura Kakolewski, National Arts Marketing Project Manager – May 8 is the last chance to submit your conference proposal for the 2017 National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference, November 10-13 in Memphis, TN, This year’s talks will revolve around three core themes: YOU: What area(s) of expertise

Bobby “Blue” Bland Statue Dedication May 12

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The late great Bobby “Blue” Bland will be honored with a permanent presence in downtown Memphis. The unveiling will take place Friday, May 12, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. The effort to erect a life-sized Bland statue was

Purposeful Repurposing or What Would You Do with Old Magazines?

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Media, Craft and Design – Exhibiting repurposed art in Illinois, Florida and Tennessee, University of Memphis graduate Georgann DeMille has been creating art that connects to a story or person through combining aspects of nostalgia with unusual and

Tennessee’s Blue Star Museum Program

  By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to

NEA Art Works II: Media Arts Webinar May 3

By Jax Deluca, Media Arts Director, National Endowment for the Arts – NEA’s Media Arts staff will conduct a webinar on May 3, 2017, at 3:30 PM Eastern, which will focus on guidelines for the upcoming Art Works II: Media Arts July 13, 2017, deadline. Participants will gain insight on crafting a compelling project

Latest Economic Data Tracks Arts and Cultural Jobs per State

Bureau of Economic Analysis & National Endowment for the Arts Release Research By Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press | Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts – For the first time, state leaders will have authoritative federal data on arts and cultural employment and compensation in

NAMP Now Accepting Conference Session Proposals

NOW ACCEPTING CONFERENCE SESSION PROPOSALS FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL ARTS MARKETING PROJECT (NAMP) CONFERENCE DEADLINE: MAY 8, 2017 CO-HOSTED BY ARTSMEMPHIS AND AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – On November 10-13, 700 arts marketing professionals will convene at

City of Columbia Seeks Artist for ABC Funded Mural Project

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – In 2014, the City of Columbia, Tennessee began a project to establish an arts and cultural district downtown. As part of that project, members of the arts council met with firefighters at Columbia Fire Station No.

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 Expands Healing Arts Program to Tennessee

New Investments in Healing Arts Program for the Military National Endowment for the Arts Adds Clinical and Community Elements to Creative Forces By Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press/Public Affairs, NEA – The role of the arts in helping heal the signature wounds of our recent

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