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Grant Opportunities from South Arts

From Jordan Young, Communications & Program Assistant, South Arts – South Arts has many grant opportunities currently available to artists and arts organizations in Tennessee: Southern Prize and State Fellowships – Deadline: December 3, 2018 Visual arts fellowships of up to $30,000 The South Arts State

Tennessee Receives Four Star Awards by American Craft Week

Four Tennessee Craft Week Participants Honored with National Award From Laurie Davis, TN Craft – American Craft Week announced the 2018 Star Award Winners and Tennessee Craft is pleased to share that four Tennessee Craft Week (TCW) events garnered a STAR AWARD. This is the fourth consecutive year TCW has been honored

NEA Big Read Library Expands with Six New Additions

Application Guidelines for 2019-20 Grants Now Available From Liz Auclair, Publis Affairs, NEA – Two poetry collections, one memoir, one creative nonfiction book, and two novels will join the NEA Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts

Request for Annual Grant Review Panelists

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The TN Arts Commission is seeking individuals who are willing to serve as citizen advisory panelists. Civic-minded Tennesseans are encouraged to apply. Made up of individuals with expertise in a variety of areas, including artistic disciplines, community building,

FY20 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

FY 2020 Annual Grant Applications are Open

From Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The FY 2020 annual grants applications are now open.  Annual grant applications are due in January 2019. Please note the specific deadlines for each annual grant below. Before completing an application you are strongly advised to do 3

Spirit to Clay: Works by Tina Curry on Exhibit at TN Arts Gallery

October 5—November 30, 2018 From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Recognized primarily for her hand-built, clay animal sculptures (especially equine), Curry creates her own distinctive style through using alternative firing techniques such as horsehair, saggar, raku, and pit and

Commission Tours Townsend

From Nieya Wallace Murray, Assistant to the Executive Director – The Commission’s fall quarterly meeting was held September 19 in Townsend, a town of just 350 in the heart of the Smoky Mountains and home to Commissioner Hank Dye. The Commissioners and staff had an

FY20 Grant Workshops Begin October 17

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Tennessee Arts Commission is once again hosting a series of grant workshops across the state. Led by the Commission’s program directors, the workshops will cover what’s new for the next fiscal year, an overview of grant opportunities,

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