Category: News

Traditional Arts Touring Grants Applications Due Nov. 1

From South Arts – Grants of up to $5,000 are available to engage a traditional artist/ensemble for multi-day residencies in Southern communities. The South is home to an abundance of traditional art forms whether they are indigenous to the region or reflect the traditions of recent immigrant communities. They are usually maintained without formal instruction […]

Artist and Creative Worker Employment Survey

From Americans for the Arts – Following requests from field partners and collaborators, Americans for the Arts has launched a new, 5-10 minute, anonymous survey for artists and creative workers to better understand the impact of the pandemic on your employment and income, and whether and how you were able to access unemployment assistance. This […]

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read: Guidelines for 2022-2023 Grant Program

From National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read will feature 15 titles for 2022–2023 programming, with books that represent a diverse range of contemporary themes, voices, and perspectives. A partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read supports community reading programs held around the country, each designed […]

Master Artist Apprentice Program (MAAP) Virtual Exhibition

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – The Master Artist Apprentice Program (MAAP) is a cooperative partnership between the Tennessee Arts Commission and Tennessee Craft. The mission of this collaboration is to encourage and invest in the continuation, advancement, and creation of craft in Tennessee by recognizing the role of […]

FY22 Rolling Grants Available

By Ann Brown, Associate Director of Grants –  The Commission is offering the following Rolling Grants in Fiscal Year 2022 to cover a range of arts activities and arts services throughout the state. Rolling Grants, by definition, are grants reviewed and awarded on an ongoing basis, according to the availability of funds. Typically Rolling Grants […]

Governor and First Lady Lee Announce Recipients of the 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards

Governor and First Lady Lee have announced the recipients of the Tennessee Governor’s Arts Award, Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts. Since 1971, the Governor’s Arts Awards have celebrated those who have made outstanding contributions to the state’s cultural life. “Tennessee has a rich artistic heritage, and we are proud of these outstanding recipients who […]