Arts Access and the LEAD® Conference

From Carol White, Associate Director for Operations — An estimated 1 in 5 Americans has some sort of disability. That’s a big part of the audience base for the arts.  Expanding access to the arts for people living with disabilities is the focus of the annual national Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) conference. […]

2015 Grant Workshops

Series beginning in East Tennessee, August 19-21 From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director — The Tennessee Arts Commission is conducting a series of grants workshops across the state to inform the public of funding opportunities and other programs offered by the agency. These workshops are informational meetings for potential and current constituents, nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, Tennessee teachers […]

Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA) Receives Two National Honors

By Brenda Nunn, Public Relations Coordinator, Center for Creative Arts  — The Chattanooga High School for Creative Arts (CCA) has been designated a 2015-2017 Exemplary School by Arts Schools Network (ASN), the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools. In addition, CCA has been named a 2015 National School of Distinction by Magnet Schools […]

The NEA Announces Research Grant Funding Opportunity

by Sally Gifford, Public Affairs Specialist, NEA — As the federal agency of record on arts research, the National Endowment for the Arts is investing in new arts research, including a new grant opportunity —  Research: Art Works grant funding opportunity. This program supports research for projects that investigate the value and impact of the arts […]

NEA Announces Literary Translation Fellowships

“What translation can do for us, and what we so desperately need at this juncture in human history, is to radically increase our empathic capacities; to learn, or perhaps relearn, how to listen—to people of all linguistic traditions and hopefully, some day, to beings who don’t ‘speak’ at all.” Elizabeth Auclair, Public Affairs Specialist, NEA […]

Applications for Master Artist/Apprentice Program Now Open

From Angela Wiggins, Communications Manager, TN Craft — Tennessee Craft (formerly TACA), in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission, is offering an opportunity for emerging makers to learn traditional and contemporary craft skills from master-level craftsmen. Now entering its seventh year, the 2015-2016 Master Artist / Apprentice Program (MAAP) opens the door for emerging artists […]