NEA Releases Report on the Arts and Healthy Aging

By Sally Gifford, Public Affairs Specialist, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Report Complements White House Conference on Aging Report One in seven Americans is 65 or older, and that number will double by 2020. This monumental demographic shift calls for better resources to promote healthy aging. Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the […]

Build a stronger community with a Creative Placemaking Grant

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – For the second year, the Tennessee Arts Commission is offering a Creative Placemaking Grants Competition to help build stronger communities through the arts. Calling for applicants specifically focused on using arts or cultural assets to enhance the distinctive character of local Tennessee places for positive economic and community outcomes, the […]

Nashville’s Music for Seniors to present at International Conference and Leadership Exchange

By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access – Music for Seniors Executive Director Sarah Martin McConnell and Program Director Matt Bridges were selected from hundreds of applicants world-wide to present at the 2016 National Center for Creative Aging’s International Conference and Leadership Exchange in Washington, D.C. in September, 2016. Their presentation is titled, “Recreational Music […]

New Ballet Ensemble’s Katie Smythe to deliver talk at Collective Impact

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The TN Arts Commission is excited that Memphis New Ballet Ensemble Founder, CEO and Artistic Director Katie Smythe will bring a TED talk style presentation to the Collective Impact Conference June 7-10. Smythe began studying ballet with her grandmother, Mary Clay Tate Smythe as soon as […]

Founder of TN Women’s Theater Project Maryanna Clarke receives leadership award

From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — Maryanna Clarke, Founder and Artistic Director of Tennessee Women’s Theater Project (Nashville) was recently honored with  a 2016 Women of Influence Award in Nonprofit Leadership from the Nashville Business Journal. The Women of Influence Awards honor business leaders for “for standing out in their fields, bringing […]