Category: News

NEA Big Read Grant Opportunity

From The National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with Arts Midwest, announced that guidelines are now available for nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant to hold an NEA Big Read project between September 2021 and June 2022. Since 2006, more than 1,600 National Endowment for […]

Applications Open for FY22 Annual Grants & FY21 Special Opportunities Grant

From Ann Brown, Associate Director of Grants – FY2022 Annual Grants Applications are open for FY2022 Annual Grants. Annual Grants support an array of arts activities and projects, including some virtual offerings, by arts organizations, nonprofits, local governments, and schools in communities across Tennessee. Before completing an application, it is strongly recommended that you first […]

Welcome Michelle Sipes as Arts Learning Specialist

From Alicia Fuss, Director of Arts Education – We are pleased to share that Michelle Sipes has joined the Tennessee Arts Commission as the new Arts Learning Specialist. In this role, Michelle will coordinate arts learning programs and resources geared toward students and artists, including Poetry Out Loud, Student Ticket Subsidy, and the Teaching Artist […]

Belcourt Theatre and Indie Memphis Partner with 2021 Sundance Film Festival

2021 Sundance Film Festival Will Meet Audiences Where They Are Festival Offers Robust Online Platform and Announces Screening Partnerships with Independent Cinemas and Cultural Organizations From Spencer Alcorn, Sundance Institute – The nonprofit Sundance Institute unveiled plans for the seven-day 2021 Sundance Film Festival, offered digitally via a custom-designed online platform ( alongside drive-ins, independent arthouses, […]

Commission Quarterly Meeting is December 10

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The Winter Quarterly Meeting of the Tennessee Arts Commission will be on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. CT via Webex. Meeting link: Meeting Number: 178 021 2162 The agenda for the December 10 quarterly business meeting includes Monitoring Reports on Goal 2: Arts as […]

Welcome Alicia Lark Fuss as Director of Arts Education

By Ann Brown, Associate Director of Grants Alicia Lark Fuss has joined the Tennessee Arts Commission as Director of Arts Education. Alicia comes to us from the Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) where she worked for 11 years, most recently as Director of Education. At NCT, Alicia was responsible for guiding the Drama School’s robust lineup […]