Gift-A-Tag is here

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director –   The Gift-A-Tag program is here! Now, let’s join forces and put it to use. The specialty license plate voucher program was launched on Arts Advocacy Day in a press conference hosted by Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. In the wake of our ‘day on the hill,’ we continue […]

New Grant Opportunity for Creative Placemaking in Tennessee

How can your community enhance its unique assets to strengthen economic vitality, livability and growth? How can your community leverage its arts and culture resources to help address key opportunities and challenges? The Tennessee Arts Commission has designed a Creative Placemaking Grants Competition to help build stronger communities through the arts. It specifically focuses on […]

Strengthening Communities Through the Arts

The Tennessee Arts Commission is partnering with 13 arts and cultural agencies and development districts across the state to offer Arts Build Community (ABC) grants for Fiscal Year 2016. ABC grants provide support for arts and cultural projects that positively impact communities across Tennessee. The grants are designed to help effect positive change in communities […]

Robmat Butler: Sojourn

The Tennessee Arts Commission is currently exhibiting Sojourn, which features the recent work by Knoxville contemporary artist, Robmat Butler, April 1 – May 22, 2015. The work in Sojourn explores Butler’s interest in objects that shape, support and define our environment. This solo exhibition studies how objects relate to each other, how we relate to these […]

NEA wants to hear your stories

by Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – Recently, Laura Scanlan, Director of State and Regional Partnerships for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was in Nashville to attend Tennessee’s 2015 Poetry Out Loud State Competition. Laura also spent time at the Tennessee Arts Commission to brief the staff about the NEA’s recent news and programs. Afterwards, […]

ArtsBuild produces new documentary, Imagine!

The Imagine! film follows Ooltewah Elementary School classroom teacher Mrs. Lisa Steele, and her class, during the fall of 2014 as they prepare to visit the Tivoli Theatre to see “The Nutcracker.” Despite a lack of financial resources for arts education at her school, Lisa Steele incorporates what she has learned at ArtsBuild’s Kennedy Center […]