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FY22 Fall Grant Workshops

From Jared Morrison, Director of Performing Arts – The Commission is getting set to launch its annual fall series of grant workshops on October 13 at 10:00 a.m. CT with Grants 101, an in-depth webinar highlighting many of the Commission’s programs and activities. Those attending this virtual workshop will learn about funding opportunities – including […]

Interested in Conducting a Poetry Out Loud Competition in Your School?

From Michelle Sipes, Arts Learning Specialist – Join the Tennessee Arts Commission for a Poetry Out Loud (POL) Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, October 7, 2021 for two sessions at 4:15pm CT and 7:15pm CT. Led by Poetry Out Loud Coordinator Michelle Sipes, this overview session will highlight how to implement a Poetry Out Loud […]

FY22 Individual Artist Fellowship Literary Winners

From Lee Baird, Director of Literary Arts & Grants Analyst – This year the Tennessee Arts Commission was pleased to award three Individual Artist Fellowships in Literature. The fellowships are five thousand dollars each and are awarded for artistic excellence and are not geared towards a specific project. This year was an exciting one for […]

FEMA Funding for Arts and Cultural Organizations

From FEMA – FEMA is now providing retroactive reimbursement for safe opening and operation costs incurred to address COVID safety for expenses incurred from Jan. 20, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2021. Eligible private nonprofits can apply. Reimbursement is exclusive to COVID-19 emergency and major disaster declarations through FEMA’s Public Assistance program. Items that may be […]

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

From New York Foundation for the Arts New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, has announced the newest cycle of its Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program. The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies, and is open to […]

Free New Online Toolkit – Arts Organizations at a Crossroads

From National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response –  Over the last year-plus, many arts and cultural organizations have found themselves at a crossroads of some sort. It’s not always clear how to go about weighing your options and making decisions in a proactive and thorough way.  Free and online, The Arts Organizations at […]