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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

TN Arts Partners with POBA

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The Tennessee Arts Commission has recently partnered with POBA, a non-profit online hub that showcases, promotes, and preserves the creative legacies of exceptional under-recognized artists in all media. Working with State Arts Councils and other arts

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

New Jazz Works Is Accepting Grant Applications

New Jazz Works – CMA’s commissioning and development program for jazz artists. By Gargi Shindé, Program Director, CMA Jazz –  New Jazz Works grant provides up to $34,000 in funding for U.S. based jazz ensembles to create, perform and record new compositions. Since 2000, Chamber Music America has funded nearly

TN Arts Spring Quarterly Meeting

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The spring quarterly Commission meeting will be held February 28, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm CST at the TN Arts Commission office, 401 Charlotte Ave. The meeting will be attended by the Commission board and Commission staff.

Theatre Memphis: One Hundred Years and Counting

By Randall Hartzog, Director of Marketing and Communications – Theatre Memphis is one of the oldest, continuously operating community theaters in the country. With nearly a century’s worth of history, the most recent past 50 years have showcased and expanded on the success of the first

Save The Date For The 2017 POL State Competition

By Danielle Brown, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – Students who won their school poetry recitation competition will come to Nashville March 4, 2017 to compete for the state champion title. This year, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will host the competition in

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