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Major Cultural Institution (MCI) category provides operating support to well-established arts organizations chartered in Tennessee that represent the highest level of quality programming and administration. Funding will depend upon an organization’s rating in the review process and upon the total amount of funds available to the Commission for grant allocation. This category is competitive.

Organizations may request 10 percent of their total cash operating expenses in their most recently completed fiscal year at the time they submit their application, up to but not exceeding the maximum grant of $100,000. Applicants must have an annual cash operating income (excluding in-kind contributions) of at least $1 million per year.

First-time applicants to this category must contact Tennessee Arts Commission’s Associate Director for grants at hal.partlow@tn.gov or 615-741-2093, by October 30 to verify eligibility.

NEA_Art_Works_logo-colorThese projects are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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