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 25, 2021 – Application Deadline for Individual Artist Fellowship
  • Monday, February 1, 2021 - Deadline to register school's champion for the Poetry Out Loud state competition
  • Friday, February, 26, 2021 - Deadline to submit Poetry Out Loud school champion’s recorded virtual competition videos to TN Arts Commission.
  • Friday, March, 12, 2021 - Tennessee Poetry Out Loud State Finals Showcase and Awards Ceremony (virtual event)

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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Exhibition

Exhibition

Enjoy our featured exhibits online. The gallery is currently closed due to COVID.

News

News

All the latest news from the Commission

Programs

Programs

Explore seven agency programs for grant opportunities, resources and current news

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By purchasing an Arts Plate, you support arts organizations, schools and communities across Tennessee

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