Grant Opportunities

Arts Access Mini-Grant

Support for new applicants for arts projects which focus on increasing access to underserved and underrepresented people.

Arts Build Communities

Locally administered grants for arts projects focusing on community priorities.

Arts Education Mini-Grant

Funding for arts integration projects to improve instruction and increase student outcomes through arts integration.

Creative Aging Tennessee II

The Creative Aging Tennessee II Grant for Fiscal Year 2023 provides one-time non-matching funds for nonprofit arts, senior service or community organizations and governmental entities to support sequential arts learning for seniors aged 60+ with the aim of reducing social isolation and loneliness and increasing creativity and artistic techniques. All projects must be implemented by teaching artists on the new TN Creative Aging Teaching Roster.

Creative Placemaking

Funding to help build stronger communities through the arts for positive economic and community outcomes.

Creative Placemaking: Rural Arts Facilities Fund

Funding for rural communities to help build, renovate, or expand arts and cultural facilities resulting in positive economic and community outcomes.

Individual Artist Fellowship

Recognition and acknowledgement of outstanding professional Tennessee artists who, through their work add to the cultural vitality of the state.

Partnership Support

Support for qualified arts organizations headquartered & chartered in Tennessee.

Special Opportunities – Arts Resilience Grant

Support for nonprofit organizations and local governments to support creative initiatives through the arts.

Special Opportunities: Arts & Economic Prosperity 6

Non-matching funds to support participation in the study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry.

Student Ticket Subsidy

Support for artist fees, tickets, and transportation for Tennessee public schools carrying out arts field trips and in-school artist residencies.

Targeted Arts Development Initiative

Support for arts projects in underserved, rural communities with special focus on Distressed counties and At-Risk counties.

Technical Assistance

Support for arts organizations to enhance organizational development, strengthen capacity, and positively impact the cultural vitality of the state. Limited funding available to arts organizations incorporated and headquartered in Tennessee for sustainability through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tennessee Nonprofit Arts & Culture Recovery Fund Grant

Federal support to address documented pandemic-related economic harm to TN arts nonprofits that have a track record of federal grants administration in the TN Arts Commission online grants system.

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