Arts Leadership, Administration and Assessment workshop–Tennessee Arts Academy

By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – Last week, the Tennessee Arts Commission was invited to provide information about grants and programs for teachers and curriculum coordinators attending the Arts Leadership, Administration and Assessment workshop at the Tennessee Arts Academy. The workshop we offered provided the opportunity for attendees to learn about the Tennessee Arts […]

Two Tennessee organizations selected for NEAs’ 2015 Our Town Grants

Congratulations to Community L.I.F.T., Memphis and Metro Nashville Arts Commission who are among 69 Our Town projects selected nationwide By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director –  The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 69 Our Town awards totaling almost $5 million through the Our Town program’s fifth year of funding. Two […]

Seeking Local Study Partners for Arts & Economic Prosperity Study

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – Current, credible and local data about the economic impact of the arts is something we all need. In 2016, Americans for the Arts (AFTA) will conduct a national study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. Partner organizations who sign on […]

Grammy Foundation® Grant Program: 2016 Letter of Inquiry Online

By Hailey Schnieders, Grant Program Intern, The GRAMMY Foundation® Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the […]

New Executive Committee for the Commission

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – It is always an honor to work with the Commission Board members who govern this agency. Each member is appointed by the Governor to serve a five year term. At the quarterly Commission meeting on June 10, the Board cast an unanimous vote on those who will fill the leadership […]

AFTA Local Arts Agency Census Deadline Extended to July 17

By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development – Americans for the Arts (AFTA) is conducting a nationwide Local Arts Agency (LAA) Census. Tennessee has over 30 LAAs—let’s get everyone on the AFTA list to show well across the nation. There’s still time to complete the census as AFTA has extended the survey application deadline to Friday, July […]