You Know What They Say About ‘Best Laid Plans’ 

By James Wells, Director of Accessibility – Dear Friends, I have had the pleasure of serving at the Tennessee Arts Commission as the Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator for a year and a half, and recently transitioned to a new role as Arts Access Director. I was so excited about this new direction and ready to […]

TN Arts Commission Position Opening: Arts Access Director

Position Description The Tennessee Arts Commission seeks a full-time Program Director for Arts Access. Under the supervision of the Associate Director for Operations, this position manages a statewide program to cultivate accessibility, participation and inclusion in the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities. Specifically, the position manages grants, programming, and special […]

Important Commission Grant Announcements

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director for Grants – There are two important upcoming deadlines for grant applications: ABC Grant applications are due July 1 Creative Placemaking Competition applications are due July 17 Also please be advised the Student Ticket Subsidy Grant applications will open on Monday, August 4. Additionally several rolling grant opportunities are currently […]

South Arts Awards $44,000 in Arts Grants Throughout Tennessee

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – South Arts announced today that the regional arts organization has awarded $348,965 in grants to 97 arts organizations across nine states in the Southeast. Twelve organizations in Tennessee have received a total of $44,065. The grants are made possible through funding from the National Endowment for […]

Grammy Foundation Grant Program: 2016 Letter of Inquiry Online

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 recorded sound heritage […]

Goodwill Summer Program visits the Commission

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and development – On Monday, we had the pleasure of hosting a wonderful group of teenagers from Goodwill’s Summer TRAC Job Readiness Program. Twelve students along with their instructor, Sam Smith arrived at our office to learn about the arts in Tennessee. After introductions, Krishna Adams, Director of Visual […]