Category: News

TN Arts Director of Arts Education Position Open

The Tennessee Arts Commission seeks a full-time Program Director of Arts Education. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Grants, this position cultivates the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities to prepare students of all ages for success in school, career, and life. Specifically, the position develops and leads grants, […]

Arts Education Data Project Accelerates from Partnerships with CMA Foundation and The Music Man Foundation

From Peter Giles, Giles Communications – The CMA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association, and The Music Man Foundation have added their voices and financial resources to the Arts Education Data Project ( — an ambitious research campaign that’s revolutionizing the understanding of, and increasing participation in, arts education in the United […]

TN Poetry Out Loud Competition is March 14

From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – The 2020 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud  (POL) Contest will be held at the Tennessee State Museum on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The contest begins at 10:00 a.m. CST and is free and open to the public. The emcee for this year’s competition is Caroline Randall Williams. Caroline is a multi-genre […]

Playing in the clay: Gundlach turns second grade class into pottery haven

From Melanie Tucker, The Daily Times – With aprons on and sleeves up, second graders at Mary Blount Elementary got busy Thursday turning a ball of clay into cute critters. It was all thanks to professional potter Annamaria Gundlach, who has come to the Blount County school for 16 years as a roster artist. Art […]

TN Folklife Institute Launches

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020 From Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program, in partnership with Humanities Tennessee, is launching the Tennessee Folklife Institute, a new immersive training workshop designed to encourage and increase the documentation, preservation, and presentation of our state’s folklife traditions. Over the course of five daylong […]