Category: News

Stax Music Academy and Memphis Music Initiative Receive Lewis Prize for Music Grants

From Lewis Prize – Stax Music Academy and Memphis Music Initiative are recipients of the Lewis Prize for Music COVID-19 Community Response Fund. A total of $1.25 million has been awarded to 32 Creative Youth Development (CYD) organizations across the U.S. that have adapted and responded to the pressing needs of the young people they serve amid the […]

South Arts Literary Arts Touring Grants Go to Four TN Organizations

From South Arts – Four South Arts Literary Arts Touring grants were awarded to presenting organizations in the state of Tennessee for FY 2021: Big Ears Festival received $2500 to engage Nicole Finney Chattanooga State Community College received $2500 to engage Jericho Brown Global Education Center received $2000 to engage Jaki Shelton Green The Porch […]

TN Arts Commission to Distribute CARES Act Funds

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director The Tennessee Arts Commission was awarded $474,000 in National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) federal CARES Act funds and will receive another $60,000 in federal CARES Act funds from South Arts, the regional arts agency for southern states. The Commission will re-grant 100% of the federal CARES funds totaling […]

National Endowment for Arts Announces Second Round of Fiscal Year 2020 Funding

From the National Endowment for the Arts – As a part of its regular grantmaking, separate from grants related to CARES Act funding, the National Endowment for the Arts announces over $84 million for 1,144 new awards to organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and each of the five U.S. territories. Grants […]

Mellon Foundation Announces Additional $200 Million Grantmaking Commitment to Nonprofit Arts & Humanities

Vanessa Corrêa, Chief Communications Officer – In a dramatic move to increase philanthropic effort for the arts and humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced that it will dedicate an additional $200 million in grantmaking – on top of its $300 million originally planned for 2020 – for emergency support to non-profits in higher education, […]