Annual Grant Application Reminder

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants –

Applications for FY2017 Annual Grant are due in January, 2016. See the schedule below for the actual application due date of each Annual Grant.

If you are planning to apply for an Arts Access Grant, you must contact Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access at or 615-532-9797 to discuss your intent to apply. See below for the Intent to Apply deadline.

Once grant applications are submitted online and hard copies are delivered to the Commission, they are reviewed for eligibility and completeness. Applications are assigned to program directors by artistic discipline and/or grant program. The assigned staff member reviews the application in depth and notifies applicants if additional information is needed in advance of the Advisory Panel meeting.

The calendar of FY2017 Advisory Panel Meeting dates can be found here.

I strongly encourage applicants to carefully review the detailed guidelines before beginning an application. There are many new changes and, due to the new website, they are presented differently—as web pages instead of .pdfs. You can read them online or print hard copies.

Annual Grant Application Deadlines:

Monday, January 4, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. (CST)

Monday, January 11, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. (CST)

Friday, January 15, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. (CST)

  • Arts Access (AA) Intent to Apply

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. (CST)

Monday, January 25, 2016