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ArtsMemphis Offers FY18 ArtsAccelerator Grants

by Elizabeth Rouse, Executive Director, ArtsMemphis – ArtsMemphis offers five $5,000 ArtsAccelerator Grants annually to visual artists living and working in Shelby County.  The ArtsAccelerator Grants are incentive grants for visual artists who are at a critical juncture in their careers and are intended to deepen and

TNECD Launches Online Guide For Entrepreneurs

By Scott Harrison, Public Information Officer, TNECD – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) has introduced an innovative online tool, Tennessee SmartStart, which guides Tennessee entrepreneurs through the process of establishing their business. Tennessee SmartStart provides resources through an interactive, step-by-step guide designed to

Physical Activities Through The Arts: TN Health Dept. Grants Up To $85k

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – Heads up, local arts councils, creative placemakers, public arts groups and dance organizations, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has announced the availability of $900,000 for grants up to $85,000 each to “increase access to safe, tobacco-free

Small Town Vibrancy Awakening

By Whitney Kimball Coe – I am an arts ambassador for my hometown of Athens, Tennessee, a small city of about 13,000 residents situated in the folds of the Tennessee Valley. We are 52 miles south of Knoxville, which has recently emerged as a powerhouse

Commission’s Permanent Art Collection Available Online

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Fifty years ago, the Tennessee General Assembly with the special mandate to stimulate and encourage the presentation of the visual, literary, music and performing arts and to encourage public interest in the cultural

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