Grants

Grants Cycle

Click on any of the stages of the grant cycle for full details.

  1. Find
  2. Apply
  3. Review
  4. Manage

The Tennessee Arts Commission offers distinct funding opportunities to cultivate the arts for all Tennesseans and their communities.

Eligible applicants include:

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, chartered & headquartered in Tennessee
  • Entities of local government including libraries, public schools, municipalities
  • Individuals

Most grant funds are awarded once-a-year, while other grants are awarded on an ongoing basis, pursuant to availability of funds.

Eligible applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the application process and grant cycle. Tennessee Arts Commission grants are competitive. Successful applications are clear and thorough, demonstrate value to the community served and outline identifiable goals and measurable outcomes.

The Tennessee Arts Commission reserves the right to deny any application or withhold funding in whole or in part, if the applicant organization programming and activities are outside of the scope or spirit of the Commission’s mission, purpose, or grant program.

 


Program Actities

Program areas offer resources and information about a particular art form or activity. For information about a particular program area, to identify program directors, and for contact information follow the Explore our programs link.

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Latest Grants News

TN Arts Commission Awards Over $4.7 Million In First Phase Of Grants Across State

The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded 366 Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Grants totaling $4,746,900.00 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists in Tennessee. Annual Grants provide funds for operating support to well-established arts organizations; project support to nonprofits and local entities of government for arts programming in rural and urban counties; and a variety of community-based arts learning projects and programming for children in grades PK-12.

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