Grants Workshops

FY23 Grant Workshop Schedule

The Tennessee Arts Commission is conducting a series of virtual grants workshops to inform the public of funding opportunities and other programs offered by the agency. These virtual workshops are informational meetings for potential and current constituents, nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, Tennessee teachers, and artists.

These sessions are free and open to the public. To attend one of the following workshops, select the workshop in the RSVP form at the bottom of the page. Additional information will be added when it is available.

All workshops are FREE and OPEN to the public

Grants 101 and Special Opportunities Grants Workshop with Jared Morrison, Director of Performing Arts

  • 10am Wednesday, October 13

General grant information workshop about all aspects of the Commission’s grantmaking highlights the Special Opportunities COVID19 Arts Resilience Grant, which provides up to $5,000 in non-matching funds to help qualifying organizations respond to the ongoing pandemic.

Community Arts Development Grants Workshop with local presentations from Knox, Monroe, and Roane Counties.

  • 10am Wednesday, October 20

Brief grants overview by Jared Morrison

General grant information workshop with special focus on community arts development grants. Grants discussed: Arts Build Communities (ABC) grants, various project grants, and operating support grants like Small Rural Partnership Support and Partnership Support.

Arts Education Grants Workshop: Nonprofit with local presentations from Bradley County

  • 10am Wednesday, October 27

Brief grants overview by Jared Morrison

General grant information workshop with special focus on Nonprofit Grants from the Arts Education Grant Programs. Grants discussed: Arts Pathways for Youth Success (formerly FAY), Arts Education Community LearningArts Education Teacher Training, and the Arts Education Mini-Grant.

Arts Education Grants Workshop: School and LEA Applicants with local presentations from Madison County

  • 4:30pm, Wednesday, October 27

Brief grants overview by Jared Morrison

General grant information workshop with a special focus on the Commission’s grant programs serving schools. Grants discussed: Student Ticket SubsidyArts Education Mini-GrantArts360Arts Pathways for Youth Success (formerly FAY), and Arts Education Teacher Training.

Individual Artist Opportunities Grants Workshop with local presentations from Unicoi, Davidson, and Hamilton Counties

  • 10am Wednesday, November 10

Brief grants overview by Jared Morrison

General grant information workshop with special focus on the opportunities the Commission provides practicing artists in Tennessee. Grants discussed: Individual Artist Fellowships, and the Craft Master Artist Apprenticeship Program in partnership with TN Craft.

Folklife Grants Workshop with local presentations from Campbell and McNairy Counties

  • 10am Wednesday, November 17

Brief grants overview by Jared Morrison

General grant information workshop with a special focus on the Folklife Program. We explore folklife grant opportunities, apprenticeships, and innovative models for the programming of Tennessee’s traditional arts.

Understanding Accessibility in the Arts Grants Workshop with local presentations from Shelby, Davidson Counties

  • 10am Wednesday, December 1

Brief grants overview by Jared Morrison

General grant information workshop with particular focus on the different types of barriers that people in other communities experience in accessing the arts and provide practical examples of what can be done to reduce or overcome those barriers.  Grants discussed: Arts Access grant

RSVP for a workshop here:

RSVP FY22 Fall Grant Workshops

  • Check the workshop(s) you would like to attend.