Press Releases

Ann Smith of Johnson City to be the new Commission Secretary

Nashville—Ann C. Smith of Johnson City, Tennessee, will serve as the Tennessee Arts Commission Secretary beginning July 1, 2014. The Commission members unanimously voted for the new leadership during the quarterly meeting held in Nashville on June 10, 2014. Smith will be joined in office

Strengthening Communities Through the Arts

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Arts Commission is now accepting applications for Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grants. The ABC Grant program is designed to provide assistance for projects that increase access to the arts and achieve positive outcomes for the community at large. “These investments will

Noted Cookeville Writer Appointed to Tennessee Arts Commission

Nashville—When Leo McGee retired from Tennessee Tech University in 2007, he became a full-time Southern writer with a bucket list that included enhancing his award-winning Hydrangea Garden and visiting the venues of the Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments around the world. Regular tennis players themselves, McGee

New Arts Specialty License Plate Available for Purchase

Nashville—On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, the Legislative Arts Caucus, Tennesseans for the Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission along with arts leaders from across the state celebrated that the new Arts specialty license plate has been produced, road tested and is now available at County

23 Tennessee High School students to Compete in State-Wide Poetry Contest

Nashville—23 Tennessee high school students from across the state will participate in the 2014 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud State contest. Students learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition as they master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. The

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