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FY22 Individual Artist Fellowship Recipients in Visual Art 2D, Mural Arts, Craft, Photography and Film

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media, and Design – In recognition and acknowledgment of outstanding professional Tennessee artists who, through their work, add to the cultural vitality of the state, the Tennessee Arts Commission is pleased to award Individual Artist Fellowships ($5000 each) in Visual Art 2-D, Mural Arts, Craft, Photography, and […]

NEA Announces Two COVID Recovery Grant Programs for the Arts

From Americans for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced two new grant program guidelines to distribute approximately $80 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds directly to nonprofit arts and culture organizations and to local arts agencies to subgrant deeper into communities across the country. Earlier in the Spring, NEA […]

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (TAAP) FY22 Applications Open

From Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program is now accepting applications for the FY2022 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. Entering its sixth year, the program is designed to encourage the passing on and proliferation of our state’s diverse folklife traditions, especially those that are rare or endangered. Funding will be awarded […]

One-Time Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funds for TN Arts

From Anne Pope, Executive Director – The one-time federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) includes support for organizations and jobs in the arts sector impacted by the pandemic. Congress appropriated $135 million to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the ARP Act. This appropriation represents a significant commitment to the arts […]

Reemergence and Rejuvenation of the Arts, One Step at a Time

This is the fourth article in a series on reopening arts and cultural organizations across Tennessee. As Tennessee continues to open up in this ever-changing environment, new opportunities and challenges appear as we come back together in person. In addition, arts and cultural organizations are essential to the recovery of Tennessee’s economy. In recognition of […]