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FY17 Individual Artist Fellow John Warren’s 16mm Projects

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – FY2017 Individual Artist Fellow John Warren applied his award money to work on three 16mm short films that explore the textural, historical and symbolic layers inherent in Nashville’s landscape. The first film he completed, Honky Tonky, premiered

Groundbreaking at Arrowmont

By Frances L. Day, Director of Institutional Advancement, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – On Tuesday, August 8, the Arrowmont community participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new dormitory and the new main entrance off Baskins Creek By-Pass. Arrowmont Board of Governors President

50 Years of Craft From The Commission’s Collection

On Exhibt in the TN Arts Commission Gallery July 21–September 15, 2017 By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Across the three grand divisions that make up the east, middle and west Tennessee regions, craft artisans have continued to heighten and hone

Celebrate Craft in Your Community

  By Laurie A Davis, Davis Group PR – For the third year, Tennessee Craft is leading a statewide effort to spotlight and celebrate craft and craft artists across the state during Tennessee Craft Week (Oct. 6-15, 2017). By focusing attention on many craft events in

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

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

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