Creative Placemaking in Memphis

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director —  For our quarterly meeting this Fall, the Commission Board and some staff members traveled to Memphis. We began our time here with a creative placemaking bus tour. Creative placemaking is a term of art, but really is the use of arts or cultural assets to affect place and […]

Thriving Tennessee Arts and Culture

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Commission’s fall quarterly meeting was held Wednesday, September 23 in Memphis. Each quarterly meeting, the staff reports to the Commission board on the agency’s activities since the last meeting. With the launch earlier this year of the 2015-18 strategic plan, Cultivating the Arts in Tennessee, each quarterly meeting has included […]

MAAP Exhibition at the Commission Gallery, September 25 – November 13

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Media, Craft and Design —  In its sixth year, the Master Artist Apprentice Program (MAAP) is a cooperative partnership of the Tennessee Arts Commission and Tennessee Craft. The mission of this collaboration is to encourage and invest in the continuation, advancement and creation of Tennessee craft by recognizing […]

37th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

By Angela Wiggins, Communications Manager, TN Craft — Over 200 of the finest craft artists from across the country will converge on the lawn of Nashville’s Centennial Park September 25-27 for the 37th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair, attracting 40-50,000 new and long-time citizens, plus tourists from Boston to Houston and beyond. Tennessee Craft (formerly known […]

Arts and Technology Opportunities

By Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) operates under the belief that technology allows nonprofits to work with greater social impact. The organization is composed of nonprofit technology professionals and seeks to enable these individuals ” to strategically use technology to make the world a better, just and equitable place.” While […]

The Commission Welcomes New Arts Education Coordinator

From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — The Tennessee Arts Commission is pleased to announce Danielle Brown as the new Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator. Known as Dani around the office, she came to us from Illinois. In her position here, Dani will assist the Arts Education program in numerous ways, including the planning […]