Targeted Arts Development Initiative

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Targeted Arts Development Initiative (TADI) is a strategy developed by the Tennessee Arts Commission to reach out to counties identified as being under-represented in Commission investments. TADI began in 2014, with an initial three-year pilot identifying 10 counties that have historically received little to no Commission funding: Giles, […]

A Note from the Executive Director

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – Yesterday, June 10, was the Tennessee Arts Commission’s final quarterly meeting for the 2015 fiscal year; it had a very full agenda and ended the year with success. Per the norm for the June meeting, the focus was on grant funding. The board voted to approve the FY2016 budget […]

Gift-A-Tag voucher, buy one for Dad and one for you.

Father’s Day is coming fast. Have no idea what to get Dad? How about renewing his specialty license plate with a Gift-A-Tag. Purchase one online and he will instantly receive an email telling him you bought it for him. No wrapping needed. And it will save him $35 when it comes time to renew his favorite […]

Congratulations to our new staff assignments

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – Although not entirely new to the Tennessee Arts Commission, we congratulate two staff members on their new positions–James Wells and Grace Robinson. You may have previously met James as the Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator. Since joining the Commission staff in January of 2014, he has expertly and […]

TFTA Announces 2015-2016 Board

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The Tennessee Arts Commission would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the recently announced Board of Directors and Officers for the Tennesseans for the Arts (TFTA). We are extremely grateful for the work this organization does in advocating for the arts in our state, and especially so for those […]

Position Available: Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator, TN Arts Commission

Position Description The Tennessee Arts Commission seeks a full-time Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Arts Education Director, this position works toward full realization of the arts as vital to education and learning in Tennessee.  Specifically, the position manages training and other arts education events and projects for educators, artists and […]