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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$7.5 Million

Enhancing everyday lives by investing $7.5 Million in FY21

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Notable Dates

  • December 9, 2022 - Title VI Training Certification Due (Applicants)
  • January 6, 2023 - Online Artist Talk with Nick Peña
  • January 9, 2023 - Application Deadline for: Major Cultural Institutions | Partnership Support | Small Rural Partnership Support | Small Urban Partnership Support
  • January 17, 2023 - Application Deadline for: Arts Access | Arts Education Community Learning | Arts Education Teacher Training | Arts Pathways for Youth Success | Arts Project Support | Creative Placemaking | Creative Placemaking: Rural Arts Facilities Fund | Rural Arts Project Support
  • January 18, 2023 - Application Deadline for Arts360
  • January 23, 2023 - Application Deadline for Individual Artist Fellowship
  • February 3, 2023 - Application Deadline for Tennessee Nonprofit Arts & Culture Recovery Fund – Round 2
  • April 26, 2023 - Webinar - Managing your Grant (Closeout)

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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