South Arts Announces Folk & Traditional Arts Cross-Border Mentor-Apprentice teams

From South Arts – Two apprentices from Tennessee have been selected to participate in the South Arts 2020 Folk & Traditional Arts Cross-Border Mentor-Apprentice Program. To further cultivate shared cultural heritage in Central Appalachia, the Folk & Traditional Arts Cross-Border Mentor-Apprentice program supports mentor artist and apprentice relationships that cross state borders. These collaborations preserve […]

Six TN Arts Organizations Receive Regional Funding

From Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development – Congratulations to six cultural organizations based in Tennessee that have been awarded Seed Learning grant awards by the Central Appalachian Assembly. The Carpetbag Theater, Knoxville, TN – $10,000 HoLa Hora Latina, Knoxville, TN – $10,000 Postmark LaFollette, LaFollette, TN – $10,000 SPLASH, Chattanooga, TN – $25,000 The Stay Project, New Market, TN – […]

Eleven Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Projects Selected Across The State

From Dr. Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program has selected eleven teams to participate in the 2021 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. Entering its fifth year, the Program is designed to sustain Tennessee’s diverse folklife practices by investing in the passing of traditional art forms from master artists to the next […]

Three Performing Artists Receive Individual Artist Fellows

From Jared Morrison, Director of Performing Arts – The Tennessee Arts Commission is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Individual Artist Fellowships in the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Performing Arts program area. These $5,000 awards are given annually to professional artists practicing in the disciplines of dance, music, and theatre. This year, we received applications […]

Applications now open for the 2021 Southern Prize and State Fellowships

$80,000 in cash awards to visual artists Deadline to apply: January 11, 2021 From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts’ Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, celebrate and support the highest quality artistic work created across our region. Nine artists living in AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN will share […]