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South Arts Hires Sara Donnelly to Launch New National Jazz Program

From Ivan Schustak, Communications Director, South Arts – South Arts has hired veteran arts administrator Sara Donnelly to develop and launch a new national program supporting jazz artists through expanded opportunities to tour. Donnelly, hailing from Washington, D.C., brings decades of experience as a jazz

Eleven Tennessee Artists Receive FY19 Individual Artist Fellowships

From Krishna Adams, Lee Baird and Suzanne Lynch, TN Arts – The Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) provides $5,000 awards to outstanding professional artists (i.e. those individuals who by education, experience, or natural talent engage in a particular art form or discipline) who live and work in Tennessee.

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2019 NEA Jazz Masters

From Liz Aucliar, NEA – Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation’s highest honor in jazz—the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships—on individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form. Today, the NEA is announcing the four newest recipients of this

South Arts Seeking Musicians for International Touring Program

Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, Deputy Director and Accessibility Coordinator, ArtsReady Director, South Arts – Performing Arts Discovery: American Sounds introduces Southern jazz, blues and traditional musicians and music to presenters from around the world, with the goal of increasing international touring opportunities for artists. These festival and concert

Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program

From Susan Dadian, program director, CMA Classical/Contemporary Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals provides grants through the Classical Commissioning Program to professional U.S.-based presenters and ensembles whose programming includes Western European and/or non-Western classical and contemporary music. Grants are provided for the commissioning

Free Events Celebrate Masters in Jazz

From Elizabeth Auclair, Public Affairs Specialist | Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts – Each year the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) honors individuals whose talent and dedication have made an impact on jazz in this country. In celebration of the 2018 NEA Jazz

Individual Artist Fellowship Applications Due January 29

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Individual artists still have time to apply for an Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF). The application deadline is Monday, January 29, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. CST. The Fellowship provides $5,000 awards to outstanding professional artists (i.e. those individuals who by

FY19 IAF Applications Available

  By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – The Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) provides $5,000 awards to outstanding professional artists (i.e. those individuals who by education, experience, or natural talent engage in a particular art form or discipline) who live and

Kingsport Ballet Artistic Director Awarded By TN Association of Dance

By Bertina Dew, Executive Director, Kingsport Ballet – Kingsport Ballet artistic director and ballet mistress, Valeria Sinyavskaya, has been awarded Tennessee Association of Dance’s (TAD) “Outstanding Dance Educator Award” during their recent dance festival held at Middle Tennessee State University. The Outstanding Dance Educator Award

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