Category: News

National Survey for COVID-19 Impact on Artists and Creative Workers

By Americans for the Arts – If you are an artist or creative worker, please participate in the Americans for the Arts’ national survey of COVID-19’s impact on artists and creative workers. This survey is designed to assess the creative and social—as well as financial and professional—impact of the pandemic on individual creative workers across […]

Kimberly Dummons: Reflections on the Geometry of Place and Time

April 9, 2021–June 4, 2021 From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Kimberly Dummons cleverly applies color, visual texture, and geometric compositions to represent her expression of place and space. Like a geometric puzzle, seemingly random blocks, diamonds, cubes, circles, and triangles meet up and form visual renditions suggestive of […]

ABC Announcement

From Melissa Moody, Arts Build Communities Coordinator – As of April 1, 2021, 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 the […]

2021 National Arts Action Summit

From Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director, Arts Action Fund – Join hundreds of artist advocates, arts policy experts, and grassroots leaders at this year’s National Arts Action Summit on April 5-9, 2021. In response to the financial challenges that many are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic—unlimited opportunities for full registration support are available through […]

Presentation Grants of up to $7,500 are available

From Ivan Schustak, Director of Communications, South Arts – Grants of up to $7,500 are available for organizations to present a Southern artist for a performing arts, literary arts, visual arts, or film engagement. Application Deadline: May 3, 2021 Presentation Grants, South Arts’ newest grantmaking program, replaces our previous Performing Arts Touring Grants and Literary […]

Poetry Out Loud Education Workshops with The Porch

By Michelle Sipes, Arts Learning Specialist – For the Poetry Out Loud (POL) season this year, the POL State Finals Competition and Showcase shifted to a fully virtual format in response to COVID-19, including all the accompanying educational workshops and activities. While nothing can replace an in-person experience, virtual platforms have provided invaluable opportunities to […]