Internship Opportunities with TN Person-Centered Music Program

From Anna Lea Cothron, Aging Commission Liaison, TN Commission on Aging and Disability – The Tennessee Person-Centered Music Program (TPCMP) offers residents at participating Tennessee nursing homes personalized music as part of their care. The program is funded by a three-year Civil Monetary Penalty Grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through the […]

SBA Webinars for TN Venue Owners and Free Help

From Tennessee District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration – SBA headquarters is continuously updating info here: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant ( The State ECD office is hosting SBA for several webinars for a check-in on PPP, EIDL and Venue grants for TN Venue owners. Register for Feb 5th 11am CT Info Session – TN Venue Owners Register for […]

TN Arts Organizations Receive 11 NEA Grants

From Allison Hill, National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2021 totaling $27,562,040. Supported projects span 14 artistic disciplines in communities throughout the United States. Also included in this announcement are the recipients of NEA Literature Fellowships […]

Who Is Minding The Arts Skills Gap? (Part 2- The Power of Connection)

From Dr. Bradley Foust, District Fine Arts Specialist, Bartlett City Schools, Bartlett, TN – In Part 1 of this article series, I made a case for the existence of an arts skills gap. In the article, I included this self-created definition: a lessening of artistic facilities, instincts, and aesthetic sensitivity due to the extended absence […]