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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

Three State Government Agencies Join Forces to Launch Creative Aging TN

Nashville — The Tennessee Arts Commission is partnering with fellow Tennessee Livability Collaborative Members — the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability and the Tennessee Department of Health — to launch a new initiative and statewide grant opportunity called Creative Aging TN. “The number of Tennessee seniors

NEA Chairman Jane Chu Visits Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu Visits Tennessee Nashville—On Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23, the Tennessee arts community welcomed National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu to Nashville. Her visit included a Town

NEA Chairman Jane Chu to Visit Nashville

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu to Visit Nashville, Tennessee, August 22-23, 2016 WHAT: The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will be visiting a number of Nashville arts organizations and also taking

Nominations Open for 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2016 Nominations Open for 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Arts Commission is accepting nominations now through July 22, 2016 for the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards, to be presented by Governor and First Lady Haslam early next year. Established in

Rich Boyd of Tennessee Honored with 2014 Gary Young Award

Washington, D.C. — The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) has named Rich Boyd, former executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission, the recipient of its 2014 Gary Young Award. The award recognizes Boyd’s exemplary leadership, innovative thinking, and extraordinary contribution to public support

Statewide arts conference held in Dickson County

Nashville – The Dickson County Community Choir kicked off the state arts conference Tuesday night with a moving performance composed of several genres of music. The evening also included a brand presentation from the Tennessee Arts Commission and an interactive performance by Mawre & Co.

Tennessee Arts Commission to host statewide arts conference

Nashville, TN—The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold its statewide conference at Montgomery Bell State Park from October 28-30. All arts organizations, artists, arts advocates and supporters are welcome to attend. Registration is available online at Special Opportunity Grants are available for arts organizations and

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