TN Arts Commission Rolling Grant Applications open June 1, 2017
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The Delta Regional Authority (which promotes economic development the eight states comprising the Mississippi Delta) has announced a new Creative Placemaking InitiativeThe initiative will integrate the arts and culture into comprehensive economic and community development strategies. The program includes regional workshops and up to $300,000 in strategic funding and technical assistance investments. Local teams in the 252 counties and parishes served by the Delta Regional Authority are eligible for support.

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts JAPAN (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2018 – 2019 fiscal year. This program is designed to provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada with an aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. For information on eligibility, grant coverage, review criteria and the application form, please visit: for applications is October 31, 2017. 

BRING FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS TO YOUR TOWN OR CITY! The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an exciting matching grant program bringing the joy of free, live music to small and mid-sized towns and cities across the country. Learn more about how to win a $25K matching grant by checking out the 2018 application. Apply at

The Residency Partnership Program supports professional ensembles and presenters in building audiences for small ensemble music through residency projects.  The program funds activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series.  Grant support of up to $6,000 is available; residencies must take place within a one-month period. Applicants must be Chamber Music America members at the Organization level at time of submission. Program guidelines, online application, FAQs and application workshop schedule can be downloaded at the CMA website, www.chamber-music.orgSubmissions must be received no later than October 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. The Residency Partnership Program is funded by the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Call for Applications for Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge. National Association of Counties (NACo) – in partnership with Americans for the Arts – has launched a national initiative to train local leaders from rural and mid-sized counties on how to advance arts-based economic and community development. Supported by the NEA, the Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge mission is supporting counties as they work to identify and strengthen ways to integrate arts into solutions to local challenges. NACo invites counties with populations of less than 250,000 to form multidisciplinary teams to apply. Teams that submit winning applications will attend an in-person, 2 ½-day training and peer exchange workshop on March 28-30, 2018 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The application deadline is October 17.




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