Category: News

Tennessee Arts Commission Awards over $8.3m 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 in all 95 counties of Tennessee. This past year, our grants impacted 346 nonprofits to […]

NASAA’s Inaugural Creative Aging Institute Session

From Susan Oetgen, NASAA Arts Learning Projects Director NASAA’s inaugural Creative Aging Institute, presented in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies, takes place online between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 20 and 21, and Tuesday and Wednesday, July 27 and 28, 2021. All state and jurisdictional arts agency and regional arts organization […]

The Pandemic Pivot and the Resiliency of Arts Access

This is the seventh and final article in a series on reopening arts and cultural organizations across Tennessee. As Tennessee continues to open up in this ever-changing environment, new opportunities and challenges appear as we come back together in person. In addition, arts and cultural organizations are essential to the recovery of Tennessee’s economy. In […]

Tennessee’s First Statewide Arts Calendar

From Tennesseans for the Arts TFTA website visitors will be able to look through the Arts Calendar and see what is happening locally or even plan a short drive to a nearby town for something new. You will find the Arts Calendar link located on the top tool bar of the TFTA website where visitors can […]

FY22 Individual Artist Fellowship Recipients in Dance, Music and Theater

From Jared Morrison, Director of Performing Arts Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Individual Artist Fellowship in Dance, Music and Theater. This year’s winners are thematically linked as creators of works of performing art, as our newest Fellows were selected from the categories of Choreography, Composition and Playwriting. Here’s a little about our winners. […]

Virtual Video Helped the Literary Arts Community Stay Connected

This is the sixth article in a series on reopening arts and cultural organizations across Tennessee. As Tennessee continues to open up in this ever-changing environment, new opportunities and challenges appear as we come back together in person. In addition, arts and cultural organizations are essential to the recovery of Tennessee’s economy. In recognition of […]