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Rhiannon Giddens Mentors Eleven-Year-Old Banjo Player

Rhiannon Giddens and Uma Peters are one of twelve teams selected for the Tennessee Traditional Arts Apprentice Program. Nashville — Rhiannon Giddens, co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, is passing her distinctive banjo skills to eleven-year-old musician, Uma Peters through a

Nine Organizations Receive Tennessee Military, Veterans & The Arts Grants

Nashville — The Tennessee Arts Commission in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Veteran Services has awarded nine Tennessee Military, Veterans & the Arts (TNMVA) grants to organizations and their community partners throughout the state. The purpose of the grant is to encourage organizations that serve

TN Arts Commission Awards Over $4 Million in Grants Across State

The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded 347 Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Grants Awards totaling $4,226,710 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists in Tennessee. Annual Grants provide funds for operating support to well-established arts organizations; project support

Sen. Massey To Chair TN Arts Caucus

Nashville- Senator Becky Duncan Massey has been tapped to chair the Tennessee General Assembly Arts Caucus. Senator Massey will be the second chair of the Caucus since its inception over a dozen years ago. “It is an honor to succeed former Senator Doug Overbey as chair

Nashville Artist Awarded State Fellowship, Competing for Southern Prize

Nashville – South Arts, the organization advancing Southern vitality through the arts, has named nine visual artists from the South to receive State Fellowship awards of $5,000 each. The awarded artist from Tennessee is Vesna Pavlović. Pavlović (Serbia/US) obtained her MFA degree in Visual Arts from Columbia University

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