Cultivating the Arts in Tennessee

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9 Million

Inspiring nine million individual arts experiences every year

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95 Counties

Connecting communities with programs in all 95 counties

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$6.5 Million

Enhancing everyday lives by investing $6.5 Million in FY21

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Upcoming Dates

  • March, 12, 2021 - Tennessee Poetry Out Loud State Finals Showcase and Awards Ceremony (virtual event)
  • March 22-23, 2021 - MCI Review Panel
  • March 24, 2021 - Literary Arts and Dance Review Panel
  • March 25, 2021 - Arts Education Teacher Training Review Panel
  • March 26, 2021 - Folklife Review Panel
  • March 29, 2021 - Community Arts Review Panel
  • March 30, 2021 - Visual Arts, Craft, Media, and Design Review Panel
  • March 31, 2021 - Music Review Panel

Grant Opportunities

The Tennessee Arts Commission offers a variety of distinct funding opportunities to encourage participation in arts activities in communities across all 95 counties.

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