Category: News

41st Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

  Continuing the Hand Crafted Tradition From Laurie Davis, TN Craft – Excite your senses and experience the 41st Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair during Tennessee Craft Week on Centennial Park’s lower lawn, October 11, 12, and 13. Professional artisans from Tennessee and the surrounding states join craft artists traveling from California, Rhode Island, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Utah, and more. Serving approximately 50,000 […]

Application for South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships Now Open

From Ivan Schustak, Communications Director, South Arts – South Arts has opened applications for this year’s Southern Prize and State Fellowships. We are offering up to $30,000 in cash awards to visual artists in our region (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN); this includes nine State Fellowships worth $5,000 each as […]

TN Arts Website Refresh

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – If you haven’t noticed already, last week we launched our updated website at We hope that you will find the new site easy to navigate and helpful. Many of the pages feature a long-scrolling layout so be sure to keep scrolling down to the end […]

Join Us At A Grants Workshop

From Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Tennessee Arts Commission is once again hosting a series of grant workshops across the state. Led by the Commission’s program directors, the workshops will cover what’s new for the next fiscal year, an overview of grant opportunities, the online application process, and agency contacts. Additionally, staff will […]

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 […]