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Blue Star Museums Offers Free Admission for Eighth Year

More Than 2,000 Museums Participate from Memorial Day to Labor Day By Jeremy Todd, NEA Public Affairs and Bana Miller, Blue Star Families – NEA Chairman Jane Chu and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the eighth annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration

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

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

Humanities Access Grants

By NEH’s Office of Challenge Grants Staff – Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family, and young adults (defined to include those between ages 18 and 30). Humanities Access grants provide funding for existing

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

Nine Artists Awarded State Fellowships

By Ivan Schustak, Communications and Development Director, South Arts – As part of the inaugural Southern Prize and State Fellowships, South Arts has selected nine visual artists from the region to each receive a State Fellowship award of $5,000. The nine artists – Pete Schulte of

Half a Century of Handmade with Tennessee Craft and TN Arts

By Jessica Jain, Membership Manager, Tennessee Craft – Tennessee Craft congratulates the Tennessee Arts Commission on 50 years of serving the statewide arts community and thanks the Commission for helping Tennessee Craft serve the statewide fine craft community for almost as long. In 1972, Tennessee Craft (then

Celebrating 50 Years of Contemporary Art Opens March 17

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – In celebration of the Tennessee Arts Commission 50th anniversary, Three Grand Divisions: Celebrating Contemporary Art from the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Collection will be exhibited from March 17–May 12, 2017. Often contemporary art serves as a

ArtsMemphis Grants Announcements

By Elizabeth Rouse, Executive Director, ArtsMemphis – Announcing the 2017 ArtsAccelerator Grantees ArtsMemphis has awarded a $25,000 in competitive grants to five artists. ArtsAccelerator is an incentive grant for visual artists who are at a critical juncture in their career. ArtsMemphis provides five grants of $5,000

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