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Register for Persist & Prosper’s 3rd Webinar: Persist & Prosper: Working ON the Business, Not IN the Business

From Jonathan Harwell-Dye, Program Manager, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville Join us on Thursday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m. CT as we bring together organizational leaders to discuss how they continue to be strategic in their decision-making while balancing the everyday requirements of leading their organizations through the economic and social impacts of […]

JOIN #ArtsAreMySuperpower

From Kimberly Chatterjee – #ArtsAreMySuperpower is a national campaign launched on Oct 1 with Theatre for Young Audiences USA and 20,000 member youth arts institutions. Our campaign will empower teens’ artistic and civic voices across disciplines and regions, unifying our national voices in support of our schools’ and communities’ choirs, orchestras, bands, ensembles, theatres, arts programs, and […]

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2021 NEA Jazz Masters

From Liz Auclair, NEA and Marshall Lamm, SFJAZZ – Three musicians and one jazz advocate are the 2021 recipients of a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. For their contributions to the advancement of this art form, the National Endowment for the Arts is honoring Terri Lyne Carrington, […]

Rewatch the 2nd Persist & Prosper Webinar on Creative Fundraising

From Jonathan Harwell-Dye, Program Manager, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville – Our second webinar in the Persist & Prosper series is available to rewatch now via the Arts & Business Council’s YouTube channel. We brought together organizational leaders to discuss how they’ve pivoted fundraising events amid ongoing public health and safety concerns. Panelists shared […]

FY2022 Grants Applications are Open

From Ann Brown, Associate Director of Grants – The Commission has opened applications for FY2022 Annual Grants. Annual Grants support an array of arts activities and projects, including some virtual offerings, by arts organizations, nonprofits, local governments, and schools in communities across Tennessee. Before completing an application, it is strongly recommended that you first read […]

Upcoming Fundraising Courses for Arts Organizations

From Anne Davis, TN Arts Commissioner and President of The Christy-Houston Foundation, Inc. – Candid is offering classes in October with the arts specifically in mind. There are lots of fundraising and grant writing offerings that could help arts organizations across the state. Two upcoming panels offer pertinent and timely teaching: Arts Month: How Grantmakers in the Arts […]