Category: News

Current FY2020 Grantees – Closeout Now to Help Your Cash Flow

From Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – In this unusual time of COVID-19, new behavior guidelines are top of mind. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Do your part, stay apart. AND … closeout your grant with the Tennessee Arts Commission as soon as you can to maximize cash flow. As of April 6, […]

Local Arts Agencies in TN Offer Relief Funds

Local and regional arts councils in Tennessee are putting together relief services to aid artists. Here are three opportunities for Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Memphis: ArtsBuild in Chattanooga has established an Artist Emergency Fund to help self-employed artists of all arts disciplines in Hamilton County recover from lost income due to the cancellation of a specific […]

Nonprofit Emergency Relief Resources & Webinars

CARES Act Webinar Friday, April 3 at 9 a.m. (CT) Join the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville and Metro Arts: Nashville’s Office of Arts + Culture for an informative webinar on what the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) means for the creative community. Speakers will discuss the new federal […]

Arts Build Communities Grant Applications are Open

From Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development – As of April 1, 2020, The Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant program is accepting applications through the Tennessee Arts Commission’s online grant system. ABC grants provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, or enhance […]

Information on Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

From the Alliance of Artists Communities – On March 27, 2020, the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law. The historic bill includes relief programs that are especially relevant to arts organizations and practitioners, including forgivable loans, extended unemployment benefits and charitable giving incentives. While full details […]

COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund Updates

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The Tennessee Arts Commission continues its work to support TN Arts and Culture. We wanted to give you an update on where we are in terms of federal economic aid. We will continue to keep you posted. Today, Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the $2 trillion […]