Rich Boyd awarded the 2014 Gary Young Award

GREETINGS FROM ANNE B. POPE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Last week, Commissioners Patsy Camp, Stephanie Connor and Ed Gerace, several staff members and I attended the 2014 Assembly hosted by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. This bi-annual event offers state arts agencies the unique opportunity to convene with arts and cultural leaders from across the […]

Meet the FY 2014 IAF Winners

Kelly Bond Choreographer and performer Kelly Bond uses her art to better know and express the human person. She and her duet partner, Melissa Krodman, have used their past works to explore the consciousness and unconsciousness of humanity. Their newest explorative piece, “Jean & Terry: Your Guides Through Dark, Light and Nebulous,” is still being […]

STS Program Gives Students Arts Experiences

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director of the Tennessee Arts Commission. Published in Nashville Arts Magazine, October 2014 The Tennessee Arts Commission is currently accepting FY-2015 Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) Program applications and is looking forward to providing another year of arts experiences to public school students across the state. The STS Program gives students, […]

Tennessee Arts Commission To Host Statewide Arts Conference

Nashville, TN—The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold its statewide conference at Montgomery Bell State Park from October 28-30. All arts organizations, artists, arts advocates and supporters are welcome to attend. Registration is available online at Special Opportunity Grants are available for arts organizations and artists for conference registration, accommodations and travel. Applications can also […]

The 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards Seeks Nominations

Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts is accepting nominations in three categories NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards. Established in 1971, the awards are Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts—recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to cultural life. The award presentation will be held […]

Hattie Duncan to exhibit at the TN Arts Commission July 31-September 19, 2014

Nashville — “Hattie Duncan: African American Folk Sculptor” opened July 31, 2014 at the Tennessee Arts Commission’s gallery and will remain through September 19, 2014. Duncan’s expressive sculpture offers a loving, humorous portrayal of her hometown community in Jackson, Tennessee. The daughter of a sharecropper who “was always sketching, painting and doodling” in his spare time, Duncan notes […]