Category: News

The Arts Contribute More Than $760 Billion to the U.S. Economy

New Findings Released on Economic Impact of Arts From Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press/Public Affairs, NEA – New data released on March 6, 2018, by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) offers an insightful picture of

Arts Advocacy 2018

Tennesseans for the Arts (TFTA) presented a robust and informative meeting on Wednesday, March 7  to over 200 arts advocates from across the state. The event was held at the Nashville Public Library, who incidentally received the 2017 Library of the Year Award—making them the

TN Arts Commission Explores Franklin, TN

On Tuesday, March 6, the Commission held its spring quarterly meeting on the campus of O’More College of Design. Located close to downtown Franklin, the college offers graphic, interior and fashion design degrees and boasts a 91% job placement rate for graduates. The centerpiece of

Natalie Nixon to speak at TN Arts & Arts Education Conference

By Ann Brown, Suzanne Lynch and Nieya Wallace Murray, TN Arts Conference Chairs – We are excited to announce that design strategist and hybrid thinker Natalie W. Nixon, PhD will be the second of our two featured speakers at the TN Arts Commission’s Design Thinking Conference in Clarksville, TN. The “Mindbender”

Bailey Opportunity Grants Available through the Arts & Heritage Fund

  From  Suzanne Cada, Arts & Culture Alliance – The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to announce Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants, a funding program through the Arts & Heritage Fund. Distributed through the Arts & Culture Alliance, Bailey Opportunity grants provide financial and technical

Sen. Massey To Chair TN Arts Caucus

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director, TN Arts and Susan Robinson, President, Tennesseans for the Arts – Senator Becky Duncan Massey has been tapped to chair the Tennessee General Assembly Arts Caucus. Senator Massey will be the second chair of the Caucus since its inception

Nashville Artist Awarded State Fellowship, Competing for Southern Prize

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts, the organization advancing Southern vitality through the arts, has named nine visual artists from the South to receive State Fellowship awards of $5,000 each. The awarded artist from Tennessee is Vesna Pavlović. Pavlović (Serbia/US) obtained her MFA degree

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