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Support and Enjoy TN Arts & Culture from Home

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Many arts organizations and artists are sharing creative ways to bring the arts into our homes. The TN Arts Commission is collecting and posting online arts events that you can enjoy and by doing that, you are supporting TN arts and culture. Visit this page to […]

South Arts Awarding More Than $160,000 to 18 Artists, Including Four Tennesseans

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts, the nonprofit regional arts service organization advancing Southern vitality through the arts, announces the recipients of two fellowship programs. Nine visual artists (one per state from AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN) will each receive a $5,000 State Fellowship; additionally, they are now […]

COVID-19 Related Updates for TN Arts Community

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – As Tennesseans address unprecedented COVID-19 challenges, the TN Arts Commission is rapidly assessing how we can best help TN Arts Grantees with information and resources. The agency is open for business, with staff currently working remotely. If you have an FY2020 grant, you can review guidance on how best to […]

Information During the Impact of the Coronavirus

From ArtsReady –    The arts community’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis has been collaborative and in solidarity. Here we offer updated resources to help you operate within an unknown and constantly-changing environment, for artists, managers/agents, funders, and arts organizations. All decisions should be made with the advice of and within the context of, […]

Cancelled gigs due to coronavirus? Here’s what you can do.

From Lisa Husseini, Coach for Creatives and Entrepreneurs – Reach me at lisa@lisahusseini.com Many performing artists and performing arts organizations are experiencing the first wave of coronavirus-related cancellations. While fears about cash flow, short-term ramifications, and long-term impact are tempting to fixate on, freaking out about the future isn’t super helpful in the now. Below […]

Special Notice from TN Arts Commission

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The Tennessee Arts Commission has heard from many arts organizations regarding how concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting operations. We have received your concerns, including the loss of ticket sales, cancelations of performances, fundraising events, projects, and classes. We are exploring ways to help, such as modifying guidelines […]