TN Arts Commission to Distribute CARES Act Funds

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director The Tennessee Arts Commission was awarded $474,000 in National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) federal CARES Act funds and will receive another $60,000 in federal CARES Act funds from South Arts, the regional arts agency for southern states. The Commission will re-grant 100% of the federal CARES funds totaling […]

National Endowment for Arts Announces Second Round of Fiscal Year 2020 Funding

From the National Endowment for the Arts – As a part of its regular grantmaking, separate from grants related to CARES Act funding, the National Endowment for the Arts announces over $84 million for 1,144 new awards to organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and each of the five U.S. territories. Grants […]

Mellon Foundation Announces Additional $200 Million Grantmaking Commitment to Nonprofit Arts & Humanities

Vanessa Corrêa, Chief Communications Officer – In a dramatic move to increase philanthropic effort for the arts and humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced that it will dedicate an additional $200 million in grantmaking – on top of its $300 million originally planned for 2020 – for emergency support to non-profits in higher education, […]

Information about the new TN Business Relief Program

On June 2, 2020, Governor Bill Lee announced the use of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to assist Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  Governor Lee has directed the Tennessee Department of Revenue to issue business relief payments through the Tennessee Business Relief Program to small businesses for costs incurred as a result of […]

Updates on Federal Loan Programs

From Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director, American for the Arts – Arts Action Fund – I wanted to share two important updates on federal loan programs. On June 5, 2020, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act to provide borrowers greater flexibility in getting their loans forgiven. On June 8th, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and […]