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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

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

Tennessee’s Blue Star Museum Program

  By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to

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

Latest Economic Data Tracks Arts and Cultural Jobs per State

Bureau of Economic Analysis & National Endowment for the Arts Release Research By Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press | Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts – For the first time, state leaders will have authoritative federal data on arts and cultural employment and compensation in

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

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