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The National Endowment For The Arts Awards $1,072,700 For Art Projects In Tennessee

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will make awards to 15 nonprofit art and design organizations in Tennessee totaling $1,072,700. This includes $767,700 awarded through a state partnership agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission for programs […]

Artsclamation! call for artist entries

 Artsclamation! is a juried fine art sale featuring professional regional artists in all mediums. It is the primary fundraiser for Peninsula, a community-owned, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing mental health care to children, adolescents, and adults in East Tennessee. In addition to event sponsorships and preview party ticket sales, a percentage of all artists’ sales will […]

Keeping the Music Alive

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director, Tennessee Arts Commission – This article was originally published in the May 2015 Nashville Arts Magazine. To view full magazine online, click here.  A charter school and an after school academy targeting at-risk-youth are having remarkable success in South Memphis. And it all started with music.  During a 15-year run in […]

FY2016 Rolling Grant Guidelines online today

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The new Tennessee Arts Commission website contains features to help you explore our grant opportunities. If you click on ‘Apply For A Grant,’ you can look for grants for individuals or grants for organizations. Another new feature is our ‘Grants-At-A-Glance’ page which lists all of our grants by annual or […]

Keeping the Music Alive

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director, Tennessee Arts Commission – This article was originally published in the May 2015 Nashville Arts Magazine. To view full magazine online, click here.  A charter school and an after school academy targeting at-risk-youth are having remarkable success in South Memphis. And it all started with music.  During a 15-year run in […]

Tennessee Arts Commission holds Creative Placemaking Grant Competition webinar

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Today, the Arts Commission hosted a webinar on the recently announced Creative Placemaking Grants Competition. With over 40 participants, the webinar proved to be extremely successful in sharing information, as well as starting good conversation about the grant. In recap, the webinar discussed the concept of creative placemaking and examples […]