Category: News

CMA Foundation Accepting Applications for Music Teachers of Excellence Award

From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – The CMA Foundation’s Music Teachers of Excellence supports educators who demonstrate exemplary teaching through student learning. These educators are committed to making a positive impact on their school and community while advocating for the broader cause of music education. In addition, recipients confidently overcome challenges in the classroom […]

Tennessee Craft Invites Emerging Artists to Apply for the 2019-2020 Master Artist/Apprentice Program

From Laurie Davis, TN Craft – Tennessee Craft, in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission, announces the opening of the 2020 Master Artist/Apprentice Program (MAAP) application process. This mentoring program offers emerging artists a unique opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary craft skills firsthand from master craft artists. All artists in the program choose challenging […]

South Arts NEW quick turnaround grants for organizations in rural communities

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts’ new Express Grant program is an opportunity for presenting arts organizations in rural Southern communities (with populations of 50,000 or below) to receive fee support to present Southern guest performing or literary artists from outside of the presenter’s state. These quick-turnaround grants offer more flexibility for programming […]

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Grant Opportunity Announced for Community Reading Programs

From Liz Auclair, National Endowment for the Arts – Are you a nonprofit organization interested in increasing community engagement, creating new partnerships, and celebrating great books? The 2020-2021 guidelines for National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grants are now available. This National Endowment for the Arts initiative, in partnership with Arts Midwest, supports community […]

Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships

Apply for $9,000 to pursue life-long learning opportunities Open to folk and traditional artists in Central Appalachian counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee Applications due January 15, 2020 From South Arts – As part of our efforts to preserve and perpetuate the arts of Central Appalachia, the Folk and Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships […]

It’s not too late to attend a Grants Workshop

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – The Tennessee Arts Commission is hosting a series of grant workshops. The workshops will cover what’s new for the next fiscal year, an overview of grant opportunities, and the online application process. Additionally, staff will address strategies for developing competitive applications, the review […]