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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

Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Opens for High School Students

Presented by the National Endowment for the Arts partnering with American Theatre Wing andin collaboration with Playbill, Inc. and Disney Theatrical Productions By Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director – Press | Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts American musical theater is burgeoning with new musical styles,

FY17 Individual Artist Fellow Releases Chart-Topping CD

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – As a recipient of an FY2017 Individual Artist Fellowship, Michael Kurek applied his award money toward the production of an album of his classical music compositions, which was released by Parma Recordings on July 14, 2017, on

Tennessee Artist is President of the Puppeteers of America

By Puppeteers of America – Clarissa Lega, a 30-year member of the TN Arts Commission roster of artists has just been elected as President to the Puppeteers of America (PofA). PofA is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to provide information, encourage performances, and

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