South Arts Launches Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grants of up to $40,000

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts is now accepting applications for the second phase of its national jazz initiative: Jazz Road Creative Residencies. Through Jazz Road Creative Residencies, artists can apply for grants of $5,000-$40,000 to develop their own personalized residency and further explore their artform. Applications are open through July 1, 2021. […]

Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals Broadcast

From Michelle Sipes, Arts Learning Specialist – On Sunday, May 2, 2021, beginning at 11 pm CST, the Poetry Out Loud national semifinals will broadcast through a one-time-only webcast at The 2021 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud champion is Kendall Grimes, a junior at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN. Watch, cheer, and send support […]

Tennessee Arts Allocation Committee Meeting is May 4

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold its allocation committee meeting on May 4, 2021. Due to COVID-19, this will be a virtual conference meeting using MS Teams. The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST, and it is open to the public. The committee […]

Attend an ABC Grant Workshop!

From Melissa Moody, Arts Build Communities Coordinator – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, designated agencies will host virtual grant workshops this spring in place of in-person workshops. Workshops are an excellent resource for new and returning ABC applicants to learn about program requirements, application processes, and grant procedures. Join Upcoming Workshops: Arts & Culture […]

FY2022 Annual Grant Panel Meetings Complete

By Ann Brown, Associate Director of Grants Grant panel meetings for the Commission’s Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Grant cycle were held March 22 through April 16, 2021. Advisory panels were comprised of nearly 100 citizens from across Tennessee, representing the cultural and geographic diversity of the state as well as bringing expertise in organizational management, […]