Category: News

Application for South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships Now Open

From Ivan Schustak, Communications Director, South Arts – South Arts has opened applications for this year’s Southern Prize and State Fellowships. We are offering up to $30,000 in cash awards to visual artists in our region (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN); this includes nine State Fellowships worth $5,000 each as […]

TN Arts Website Refresh

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – If you haven’t noticed already, last week we launched our updated website at We hope that you will find the new site easy to navigate and helpful. Many of the pages feature a long-scrolling layout so be sure to keep scrolling down to the end […]

Join Us At A Grants Workshop

From Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Tennessee Arts Commission is once again hosting a series of grant workshops across the state. Led by the Commission’s program directors, the workshops will cover what’s new for the next fiscal year, an overview of grant opportunities, the online application process, and agency contacts. Additionally, staff will […]

Introducing Melissa Moody, Arts Build Communities Coordinator

From Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development It is with great pleasure that I announce that Melissa Moody has been hired as the new Arts Build Communities Coordinator. Melissa will join me in managing the Arts Build Communities grant program, which annually funds arts and cultural projects across the state in partnership with 13 […]

Welcome Evangeline Mee To The Tennessee Folklife Program

Dr. Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife– I am pleased to announce the appointment of Evangeline Mee as the Tennessee Arts Commission’s new Traditional Arts Specialist. Evangeline joins me in our work across the state to document, preserve, and present Tennessee’s diverse folklife. She will be integral to the Folklife Program’s ongoing grants work and apprenticeship […]