Musicians Can Apply for Jazz Road Tours Grants of up to $15,000

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts is now accepting applications for the second cycle of Jazz Road Tours, offering grants of up to $15,000 to support tours by emerging and mid-career jazz artists. Artists can apply for funds to build tours that include three to six sites, with an emphasis on bringing jazz […]

2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Opens for Submissions

From Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director – Press | Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts – Calling all high school songwriters! Beginning today, January 13, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing are accepting submissions to the 2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. This national contest is for high school students with a […]

Tennessee Receives 15 NEA Art Works and Challenge America Grants

From Allison Hill, National Endowment for the Arts – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced today that organizations in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive federal funding for arts projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in this round […]

Submit a Session Proposal for the 2020 Statewide Arts & Arts Education Conference

Deadline extended to Jan. 22, 2020 From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – June 8-10, 2020 Marion County, Tennessee including conference locations in the towns of Jasper, Kimball, South Pittsburg, and Whitwell The conference will recognize the arts as among the key assets in Tennessee by highlighting programs that bring forth the unique strengths […]

East Hickman Middle School Creates Original Play

By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education East Hickman Middle School from Lyles, Tennessee received an Arts Education Mini-Grant to work with Wood & Strings Theatre, a national touring company based in Centerville that has designed and produced engaging educational events for 38 years. The project was titled Puppetry and Folklore with instruction and direction […]

Online Personalized License Plate Application Now Available

From Samantha Singer, Public Information Officer, TN Dept. of Revenue – The Department of Revenue is pleased to offer Tennesseans the ability to apply for a personalized license plate online, rather than through a paper application. The online application, available at, allows residents to select from more than 100 types of Tennessee license plates […]