By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts –
The Arts Build Community (ABC) Grant program opened on April 1, 2017. The grants are designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts or enhance the sustainability of asset-based cultural enterprises.
The program has 13 designated agencies who are trained to assist ABC applicants with identifying eligible activities, provide feedback on draft applications, administer local grant review panels, and help grant recipients track the success of funded activities.
To identify your appropriate designated agency, look for your home county here.
Each designated agency will be conducting at least one grants workshop, which will also include an introduction to using the TN Arts Commission’s new online grant system. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a workshop at their designated agency. The schedule for the workshops can be found at the link below.