Category: News

Governor and First Lady Lee Announce Twelve Recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards

Governor and First Lady Lee have announced twelve recipients who will receive a Tennessee Governor’s Arts Award, Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts. Since 1971, the Governor’s Arts Awards have celebrated those who have made outstanding contributions to the state’s cultural life. An awards ceremony for the recipients will take place in Conservation Hall at the […]

Introducing Melissa Moody, Arts Build Communities Coordinator

From Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development It is with great pleasure that I announce that Melissa Moody has been hired as the new Arts Build Communities Coordinator. Melissa will join me in managing the Arts Build Communities grant program, which annually funds arts and cultural projects across the state in partnership with 13 […]

Welcome Evangeline Mee To The Tennessee Folklife Program

Dr. Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife– I am pleased to announce the appointment of Evangeline Mee as the Tennessee Arts Commission’s new Traditional Arts Specialist. Evangeline joins me in our work across the state to document, preserve, and present Tennessee’s diverse folklife. She will be integral to the Folklife Program’s ongoing grants work and apprenticeship […]

Vesna Pavlović: The Art History Archive Opens August 9

Meet the Artist: Friday, September 20, noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media & Design – An exhibit by Nashville artist, Vesna Pavlović (Serbia/USA) will be on display Friday, August 9 through October 4, 2019. Pavlović creates work that examines the evolving relationship […]

Grant Available To Attend Performing Arts Exchange

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019 BY 11:59 P.M. (CST) From Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Performing Arts Exchange (PAE) is an annual performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference, managed by South Arts will be hosted in Orlando, FL, September 23-26, 2019. PAE is the primary marketplace and forum for performing […]

Meet Individual Artist Fellows Dale Baucum, Brin Baucum and Kimberly Dummons

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design Dale and Brin Baucum Memphis Studio potters and partners, Dale and Brin Baucum met in art school and have been creating work together for over 40 years. They have exhibited extensively in TN, MS and NC and have received numerous awards for their collaborative […]