Cancelled gigs due to coronavirus? Here’s what you can do.

From Lisa Husseini, Coach for Creatives and Entrepreneurs – Reach me at Many performing artists and performing arts organizations are experiencing the first wave of coronavirus-related cancellations. While fears about cash flow, short-term ramifications, and long-term impact are tempting to fixate on, freaking out about the future isn’t super helpful in the now. Below […]

Special Notice from TN Arts Commission

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The Tennessee Arts Commission has heard from many arts organizations regarding how concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting operations. We have received your concerns, including the loss of ticket sales, cancelations of performances, fundraising events, projects, and classes. We are exploring ways to help, such as modifying guidelines […]

Tennessee Poetry Out Loud Competition Cancelled

From Melissa Moody, Arts Build Communities Coordinator – In response to school closings and concerns over travel, the Tennessee Poetry Out Loud Pre-Finals Activity scheduled for Friday, March 13th, and State Finals Competition scheduled for Saturday, March 14th at the Tennessee State Museum have been canceled. We would like to extend our congratulations to the […]

NEA Grants Workshop Canceled

From Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Due to travel concerns, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 2020 grants workshop, originally scheduled for Monday, March 16, has been canceled. A new date for the workshop will be set for the summer of 2020. We will notify everyone who signed up originally when the new […]

TN Arts Spring Commission Meeting is March 10

The Tennessee Arts Commission will conduct its third quarterly meeting for FY 2020 on Tuesday, March 10 beginning at 1:00 p.m. CT. The meeting will take place at the TN Arts Commission, 401 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (formerly Charlotte Ave.) Nashville, TN. The agenda for the meeting includes monitoring reports, budget and grant […]

Meet the 2020 POL state competitors

From Melissa Moody, Arts Build Communities Coordinator – The 2020 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud (POL) Competition will be held TN State Museum on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The contest begins at 10:00 a.m. and is free and open to the public. Meet the nineteen students will be participating from across the state: Ava Adams is […]