Category: News

Resources for Those Affected by the TN Floods

From Anne B. Pope – Tennesseans’ response to the devastating flooding in Middle Tennessee has been swift. Volunteers from counties across the state have come together to lend a hand. In that cooperative spirit, we offer updated resources to help grantees operate within an unknown and constantly changing environment for artists, managers/agents, funders, and arts […]

SBA Announces Plan to Open Supplemental Grants for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applicants

From the U.S. Small Business Administration – WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is announcing a call to all eligible Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) applicants seeking economic aid for live entertainment small businesses, nonprofits, and venues. New applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, August 20, 2021. The SVOG program […]

Listen to the Music: Bringing the Tennessee Person-Centered Music Program to Nursing Home Residents

By Amanda Boulware and Hanna Counts, TCAD Program Coordinators – These have been trying times for those working and living in long-term care facilities. Older adults, specifically those in nursing homes, remain especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and the effects of prolonged social isolation during the pandemic. This prolonged social isolation has increased depression, anxiety, and […]

Tennessee Arts Commission Awards over $6m in Annual Grants Across Tennessee

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded nearly 400 Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Grants Awards totaling over $6 million to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists all across the state. This past year, our grants impacted 346 nonprofits to benefit […]

Creative Aging’s Inaugural Teaching Artist Roster Participants

By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access In June 2021, twenty-four (24) artists and nonprofit arts organizations were trained by Lifetime Arts as part of the Creative Aging Tennessee II initiative and are now a part of the Tennessee Arts Commission’s (TAC) new Creative Aging Teaching Artist Roster.  Located on TAC’s website, the Creative Aging […]

New Virtual Exhibition opening Friday, August 6

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Tema Stauffer is an award-winning photographer based in Johnson City, TN. She specializes in capturing the social, economic, and cultural landscape of American spaces. Stauffer has traveled through Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi for the past three years, working on her recent project, Southern […]