Category: News

Ann Brown Joins Commission Leadership Team, Hal Partlow Moves into New Role

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Please join us in congratulating Ann Brown and Hal Partlow who have transitioned into new leadership positions at the Commission. Ann Talbott Brown has been promoted to Associate Director of Grants. She will provide leadership for all arts grant programs and oversee all internal agency functions […]

Virtual Concert Celebrates the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters on August 20, 2020

From Liz Auclair (NEA) and Marshall Lamm (SFJAZZ) — The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, will host a special online-only concert in honor of the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters—Dorthaan Kirk (A.B. Spellman Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy), Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman—on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. […]

Inclusive Language Guide from NASAA

From Sue Struve, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies – The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) has published an Inclusive Language Guide to help arts organizations be a standard-bearer of welcoming and inclusive language. Along with general principles, the guide offers editorial guidance and resources regarding race and ethnicity, ability, age, gender and sexual orientation, […]

Gov. Lee Announces $150 Million in Relief Funds for Tennessee Nonprofits

From Gillum Ferguson, Office of Governor Lee – On July 21, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced $150 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds will be made available to Tennessee nonprofits to assist their ongoing efforts to address the ongoing health and economic impacts of COVID-19. “The COVID-19 pandemic has […]

Gov. Lee Announces Additional $115 Million for Local Governments to Support COVID-19 Response

From Gillum Ferguson, Office of Governor Lee – Financial Stimulus Accountability Group provides ongoing support to local governments On July 20, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced an additional $115 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds will be made available to local governments to offset costs incurred from responding to […]