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 FY20

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Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, January 11, 2021 – Application Deadline for Major Cultural Institution, Partnership Support, Small Rural Partnership Support, Small Urban Partnership Support
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - Poetry Out Loud School Registration Deadline
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 – Application Deadline for Arts Access, Arts Project Support, Rural Arts Project Support, Arts Education Community Learning, Arts Education Teacher Training, Funds for At-Risk Youth, Creative Placemaking
  • Monday, January 25, 2021 – Application Deadline for Individual Artist Fellowship

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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