FY 2016 Creative Placemaking Grants Awards

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – Nonprofit organizations, cities and counties receive grants to strengthen economic vitality, livability and growth in TN communities through the arts Twelve diverse applicants that include nonprofit organizations, cities and local governments have been awarded FY 2016 Creative Placemaking grants by the Tennessee Arts Commission. In Creative Placemaking, partners […]

REAL—Race Equity in Arts Leadership

By Jennifer Cole, Executive Director, Metro Arts  — The arts tell the story about who we are as a culture, and reflect the social and political reality of our communities. Nashville is a rapidly changing urban area. By 2040, our community will have no clear racial majority. Our neighborhoods, schools and cultural rituals are shaped by […]

Creative Job Opportunities

Chattanooga, TN  Mark Making(MM) is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the management of the MM facility and staff; planning and implementation of arts-programming; long-range planning; fundraising and grant writing; fiscal management and community relations. MM’s Executive […]

TN State Capitol to House David Crockett Bust

From Krishna Adams, Director of Arts, Media, Craft and Design — As you may have heard, there is currently a request for qualifications from professional artists to create a commemorative bust of one of Tennessee’s most notable native sons, David Crockett. The call is being made by the Tennessee Arts Commission on behalf of the State Capitol Commission and […]

Farewell to Lucy Faye Hollis

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The arts in Tennessee lost a great arts champion when Lucy Faye Hollis passed from this life on August 6. Lucy served on the Tennessee Arts Commission board from 1992 to 1996, and was chair in 1995. During that time she was also the executive director for the […]

A NATIONAL CALL TO ARTISTS: Commemorative David Crockett Bust

Deadline Approaching! Wednesday, September 30 From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – The Tennessee Arts Commission on behalf of the Tennessee State Capitol Commission and the Tennessee General Assembly requests qualifications from professional artists to create a bust to commemorate one of Tennessee’s most notable native sons, David Crockett. This […]