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Annual Grant Panel Review Meetings begin March 22

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants — Next week we kick off our annual grant review panels beginning with Tennessee’s Major Cultural Institutions on Tuesday, March 22. We are so pleased to welcome back our MCI adjudicators, national arts leaders Anita Walker and Surale Phillips. As Executive Director for the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) since […]

South Arts launches new pilot program, Performing Arts Discovery

By Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, Deputy Director and Accessibility Coordinator, ArtsReady Director, South Arts – South Arts has introduced a pilot project, Performing Arts Discovery: American Sounds, which works in partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and New England Foundation for the Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This pilot project will introduce presenters from outside the United States to artists […]

Brooks Museum creates hands-on family art gallery designed to teach visual literacy

From Karen Davis, Public Relations Specialist, Brooks Memphis Museum of Art — To celebrate Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s world art collection and inspire a new generation of museum-goers, the museum will unveil its new, and Tennessee’s first, hands-on family art gallery dedicated to visual literacy on May 7. Visual literacy, making meaning from images you see, […]

Meet the 2016 Poetry Out Loud Finalists

By Danielle Brown, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – Traveling from across the state, 22 student finalists will come to Nashville on Saturday, March 19 to compete in the Poetry Out Loud state competition. Each student has prepared three poems that he or she will recite to a panel of esteemed judges and an audience […]

Meet The 2016 Poetry Out Loud Finalists

By Danielle Brown, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – Traveling from across the state, 22 student finalists will come to Nashville on Saturday, March 19 to compete in the Poetry Out Loud state competition. Each student has prepared three poems that he or she will recite to a panel of esteemed judges and an audience […]

Arts State Budget Update for FY17

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations — Each year every state agency, including the Tennessee Arts Commission, presents its budget for approval to the Senate and House Finance Committees of the Tennessee General Assembly. These two public meetings offer opportunities to share how Tennessee’s arts and culture organizations and artists improve quality of life, provide […]