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Keeping the Music Alive

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director, Tennessee Arts Commission – This article was originally published in the May 2015 Nashville Arts Magazine. To view full magazine online, click here.  A charter school and an after school academy targeting at-risk-youth are having remarkable success in South Memphis. And it all started with music.  During a 15-year run in […]

Tennessee Arts Commission holds Creative Placemaking Grant Competition webinar

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Today, the Arts Commission hosted a webinar on the recently announced Creative Placemaking Grants Competition. With over 40 participants, the webinar proved to be extremely successful in sharing information, as well as starting good conversation about the grant. In recap, the webinar discussed the concept of creative placemaking and examples […]

Opera gives arts education an ‘encore’

The Arts Commission recently received handwritten and colorfully-drawn thank you notes from children who had the opportunity to be enchanted and delighted by the talents and goodwill of the Nashville Opera. View more photos. The Nashville Opera hosts an annual ‘education tour’ that travels throughout Middle Tennessee to bring performances to schools and communities. The […]

School children express their gratitude for Nashville Opera and TN Arts Commission

By Grace Robinson, Communications Intern – The Arts Commission recently received handwritten and colorfully-drawn thank you notes from children who had the opportunity to be enchanted and delighted by the talents of Nashville Opera through the Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) Grant program. View more photos. Nashville Opera hosts an annual education tour that travels throughout Middle Tennessee […]

Welcome to the Tennessee Arts Commission’s new website

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development –  Welcome to our new home – we hope you like it as much as we do. A year in the making, the new site is meant to extend the recently announced branding for the Tennessee Arts Commission while also being user-friendly, informative and, of course, creatively aesthetic. […]

Welcome fairies! Tiny Root fairy village dedicated on Signal Mountain

By Jenni Frankenberg Veal | www.YourOutdoorFamily.com –  Despite looming rain, a crowd of delighted adults and children—including the mayor of Signal Mountain—gathered on Earth Day for the dedication of Little Root fairy village at the Mountain Arts Community Center. There was ice cream for everyone, a middle school student was sworn in as the village mayor, and Signal Mountain Mayor […]