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FY17 Individual Artist Fellow Releases Chart-Topping CD

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – As a recipient of an FY2017 Individual Artist Fellowship, Michael Kurek applied his award money toward the production of an album of his classical music compositions, which was released by Parma Recordings on July 14, 2017, on

Tennessee Artist is President of the Puppeteers of America

By Puppeteers of America – Clarissa Lega, a 30-year member of the TN Arts Commission roster of artists has just been elected as President to the Puppeteers of America (PofA). PofA is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to provide information, encourage performances, and

GRAMMY Museum Grant Program: 2018 Letter of Inquiry Online

  By Angelica Pollard, Programs & Outreach Intern, GRAMMY Museum – The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2018 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals for

South Arts Awards Over $300,000 in Arts Grants Throughout Region

By Ivan Schustak, Director of Communications and Development, SouthArts – South Arts, a Regional Arts Organization serving nine states in the Southeast, has announced $311,349 in grants to 70 arts organizations throughout the region. These grants, made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts,

PAD: American Sounds Visits Tennessee

By Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, Deputy Director and Accessibility Coordinator, ArtsReady Director, South Arts – Performing Arts Discovery: American Sounds (PAD: American Sounds) is a project of South Arts, in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and New England Foundation for the Arts, and with support from the National

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

Celebrating 50 Years of the Nashville Symphony and TN Arts

By Celine Thackston, Grants and Research Manager, Nashville Symphony – The Nashville Symphony joins arts organizations across the state in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Tennessee Arts Commission. Since its inception in 1946, the Symphony has developed an international reputation for its focus on contemporary

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

Sew Much Love in Memphis

By Patty Mitchell, CEO, Creative Abundance Group – Blues City Cultural Center of Memphis is hosting their third “Sew Much Love” collaborative art residency, this year sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and with ongoing support from Tennessee Arts Commission and ArtsMemphis. The BCCC, working with

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