Approaching deadline for AFTA Convention registration

Americans for the Arts (AFTA) will soon be closing registration for the 2015 Annual Convention – only one week left to sign up. This year’s Convention will be held in Chicago from June 12-14. Beyond the networking opportunity of over 1,000 arts professionals, the weekend

Dogwood Arts hiring Executive Director

Dogwood Arts (DA) in Knoxville is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. Responsibilities include: leadership and management fundraising and communications planning Requirements include: MBA (preferably) with at least 10 years of senior management experience management and leadership skills development and fundraising experience

Frist Center Participates in Blue Star Museums

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families as part of the Blue Star Museums collaboration. The Frist is only one of over 2,000 museums who has joined the National Endowment

Old Time Music Loses Legend Musician, Bill Birchfield

By Bradley A. Hanson, PhD, Director of Folklife – Bill Birchfield, founding member of the traditional Appalachian string band the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers and an exceptional, idiosyncratic musician on several string instruments, died this past Friday, May 15,th at age sixty-nine. Starting in the late 1970s,

Pam Breaux Appointed NASAA CEO

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) board of directors recently announced the appointment of Pam Breaux as NASAA’s chief executive officer. Succeeding Jonathan Katz, who stepped down in November 2014 after 29 years as NASAA CEO, Breaux will take her leadership position July 6, 2015.

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