Arts Education Reach in Tennessee: A National View

By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – Each year the Tennessee Arts Commission devotes approximately 20 percent of its budget to Arts Education grants. This funding supports projects in schools, community nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Participants include children learning in and through the arts, life-long learners exploring new art forms and teachers gaining skills […]

Creative Placemaking Grants Competition application deadline is July 17

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Commission has received some very positive response to the new Creative Placemaking Grants Competition and we have been speaking to many of you about the application guidelines. I want to remind everyone that the deadline for applications is July 17 by midnight. If you still have any […]

Position Opening for Executive Director, Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the “face” of the Center for the Arts. The Executive Director is responsible for implementing and enhancing the organization’s strategic goals, leading and sustaining fundraising initiatives, developing and administering program activities and leadership of day-to-day operation of the Center. The individual selected must be bold […]

American Indian Heritage Month Call for Artists

The month of November is nationally designated as American Indian Heritage Month. This provides an opportunity to celebrate and make people aware of the history of American Indians and their contributions to the world. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) celebrates by sponsoring a contest for American Indian artists. The winning artwork is produced into a poster and distributed nationwide. […]

Grant Opportunity from the Ray Charles Foundation

Grant applications are accepted annually from May 1 to September 30. The mission of the Ray Charles Foundation is to provide grants for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes; to encourage and educate people about the causes and cures for diseases and hearing impaired disabilities; and to assist organizations and institutions in the advancement of their social, educational, […]

Grant Opportunity from the Venturous Theater Fund

The Venturous Theater Fund is accepting letters of inquiry from small to medium-sized theaters. Theaters must be not-for-profit 501(c)3 organizations, or sponsored organizations. Funding is intended to support ambitious and challenging work that embraces experimentation, risk, and room for failure. The “Venturous Capital” grant program aims to give theaters the ability to say “yes” instead of […]