Category: News

Introducing the FY2021 Commission Executive Committee

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – It is always an honor to work with the Commission Board members who govern this agency. Each member is appointed by the Governor to serve a five-year term. At the quarterly Commission meeting on May 28, the Board cast a unanimous vote on those who will fill the leadership positions […]

NEA Our Town Grant Applications Due August 6

From the National Endowment for the Arts – Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic […]

TN Arts Commission Awards Over $5.2 Million in CARES Act, State and Federal Funding

The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded 359 Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Grants totaling $5,214,158 to help fund arts and cultural activities for nonprofit arts organizations, schools, and local governments in Tennessee. The awards are a combination of one-time funding from federal CARES Act funds distributed through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and South […]

STS Application Opens August 11 with Virtual Programming

By Ann Brown, Associate Director of Grants – The Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) grant application opens Tuesday, August 11, 2020, to Tennessee K-12 public schools. STS provides funds for artist fees, tickets, and transportation for students from Tennessee public schools to experience a broad variety of cultural opportunities, artistic disciplines, and artists. Teachers are encouraged […]

New student recreation and fitness center to be named after Marc Burnett

TN Arts Commission Member Marc Burnett honored by Tennessee Tech From Buddy Pearson, News Director, TN Tech University – On June 23, 2020, the Audit and Business Committee of the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to honor Marc Burnett by naming the university’s new student recreation and fitness center for him. The committee […]

PPP Loan Application Deadline Officially Extended to 8/8/20

From Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director, Arts Action Fund – I wanted to share important updates on some popular CARES Act programs. The deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loan through a bank or online financial institution was officially extended from June 30 to August 8, 2020. Last week, Congress unanimously voted to extend the deadline […]