State funding opportunity to address Adverse Childhood Experiences

From Leslie Meehan, TN Dept. of Children’s Services  – The state is seeking innovative projects through Building Strong Brains Tennessee to prevent, mitigate or help persons recover from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and promote the health and prosperity of Tennessee. Research shows that providing safe,

NEA Grants to Tennessee Total $235,000

From Liz Auclair, National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded 14 grants to Tennessee organizations and individuals that total $235,000. All of the grants are for specific projects and fall into the following categories: Art Works, Challenge America and

Knoxville named one of top 25 U.S. Maker Cities

From Jim Biggs, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center –  Knoxville is one of the 25 best Maker Cities in America, according to an article published on All of the communities named in the article focus “on a spirit of entrepreneurship and creativity,” writes author Tim Newcomb. They

In Communion with Soil: Works by Joe Reynolds

On exhibit February 1—March 29, 2019 From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – I went to Cristalândia because I had no reason to go. There I knew no one and could build relationships from scratch. I am a Brazilian who

FY20 Annual Grant Advisory Panel Dates

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Now that Annual Grant deadlines have passed, we begin the process of reviewing applications to ensure that they meet all of the requirements. The applications will then be reviewed by volunteer panelists or adjudicators in preparation for

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