Category: News

Last chance to apply for Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships!

APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 29, 2021 From Ivan Schustak, Director of Communications South Arts – The Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships recognize master folk and traditional artists from Appalachian Regional Commission counties in Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee who have demonstrated long-term practice and expertise of their art form or cultural practice. $12,000 awards (with limited restrictions) are given to support […]

You’re Invited: Federal Resources for Creative Community Development

From Sue Struve, Communications Manager, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies – Are you looking for funding to support a community development or creative placekeeping initiative in your neighborhood? If so, tune in on Tuesday, February 9, to Federal Resources for Creative Community Development—a free web seminar designed to help you access federal funds and harness the power […]

Small Business Administration releases Interim Final Rules on Re-Opening PPP Loans, Allowing PPP Second Draws, and Streamlining Forgiveness

From Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community […]

Nominations Open for 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards

From Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Operations – The Tennessee Arts Commission is accepting nominations now through March 31, 2021, for the 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards, to be presented by Governor and First Lady Lee in the fall of 2021. Established in 1971, these accolades are Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts, recognizing individuals and […]

2021 Southern Prize and State Fellowships Applications Due Jan. 11

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program is open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. South […]

Omnibus Bill Funds the Arts for FY2021 and Provides COVID-19 Relief

From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel, National Assembly for State Arts Agencies – On December 21, Congress has passed a large funding bill that provides federal agencies with their appropriations for the remainder of fiscal year 2021, as well as more than $900 billion in emergency aid to support communities and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 […]