Category: News

Information about the new TN Business Relief Program

On June 2, 2020, Governor Bill Lee announced the use of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to assist Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  Governor Lee has directed the Tennessee Department of Revenue to issue business relief payments through the Tennessee Business Relief Program to small businesses for costs incurred as a result of […]

Updates on Federal Loan Programs

From Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director, American for the Arts – Arts Action Fund – I wanted to share two important updates on federal loan programs. On June 5, 2020, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act to provide borrowers greater flexibility in getting their loans forgiven. On June 8th, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and […]

Rauschenberg Medical Grants Available to Visual, Media Artists and Choreographers

The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants. This marks the first phase of a program that will […]

FY20 Commission Board Goodbyes

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director — It is time once again to say thank you and goodbye to a few of our Commission board members. Each member is appointed by the governor and serves a five-year term. Additionally, each fiscal year a new executive committee is voted in by the board to lead the […]

Bill Steber: Documentary Photographer, Musician, Man of Southern Mystique

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media, and Design –  When Bill Steber embarks on documenting the world around him, it’s much more complicated than just grabbing a camera and tripod as he walks out the door; he brings the darkroom with him, literally. When he hits the road in the van, it […]

Upcoming Arts Endowment Grant Program Deadlines

  From the National Endowment for the Arts – Be sure to mark your calendar for the remaining FY21 Arts Endowment grant program deadlines in 2020. Organizations can generally apply to one FY21 Grants for Arts Projects deadline (either February or July 2020), in addition to any Our Town and CARES applications. Grants for Arts Projects 2  […]