Category: News

Three Performing Artists Receive Individual Artist Fellows

From Jared Morrison, Director of Performing Arts – The Tennessee Arts Commission is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Individual Artist Fellowships in the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Performing Arts program area. These $5,000 awards are given annually to professional artists practicing in the disciplines of dance, music, and theatre. This year, we received applications […]

Applications now open for the 2021 Southern Prize and State Fellowships

$80,000 in cash awards to visual artists Deadline to apply: January 11, 2021 From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts’ Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, celebrate and support the highest quality artistic work created across our region. Nine artists living in AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN will share […]

Jazz Artists Plan Through the Pandemic with Grants from Jazz Road Tours

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts announces the first series of artists to receive Jazz Road Tours grants since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jazz Road Tours grant program offers up to $15,000 directly to artists so they can develop tours into communities across the country. The newest Jazz Road Tours […]

New COVID-19 Arts Resilience Grant Available for Arts Organizations

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The Tennessee Arts Commission is proud to introduce the Special Opportunities: COVID-19 Arts Resilience Grant for Fiscal Year 2021. This new opportunity provides non-matching funds for nonprofit organizations and local governments (ranging from $500-5,000) to support creative responses to COVID-19 through the arts. Applicants must complete and successfully […]

Nashville Student Wins NEA 2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge

From Victoria Hutter, National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts with the American Theatre Wing announced the winners of the 2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge, which includes Joseph Mosby from Nashville, TN for his song, “Light Breaks Through the Dark.” A senior at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School, […]

Meet FY21 Individual Artist Fellows Jana Harper, Marcia Goldenstein, Andrew O’Brien and Dycee Wildman

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media, and Design – In recognition and acknowledgment of outstanding professional Tennessee artists who, through their work add to the cultural vitality of the state, the Tennessee Arts Commission is pleased to award Individual Artist Fellowships ($5000 each) in Visual Art 3-D, Craft, Photography, and Film. Jana […]