Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant

From South Arts – The Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant from South Arts supports a milestone opportunity in an individual artist’s career that is likely to lead to substantial and significant career advancement. Grants of up to $2,000 are available to support opportunities taking place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. Please visit […]

Tennessee Women’s Suffrage Mural Project

By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development – The Tennessee Arts Commission worked in partnership with DMA-events, Inc. (DMA), to install two murals that commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment and the history of women’s right to vote in the United States and Tennessee in Sweetwater and Lawrenceburg. South Arts awarded the Commission […]

Congrats to TN’s Poetry Out Loud national finalist, Kendall Grimes!

From Poetry Out Loud – Washington, DC — Tennessee’s Kendall Grimes, from Battle Ground Academy, was chosen as one of the nine Poetry Out Loud finalists to advance to the national finals. Nine high school students from across the nation are vying for the title of 2022 Poetry Out Loud™ National Champion and the $20,000 […]

In These Mountains: Project Grants

The In These Mountains: Central Appalachian Folk Arts & Culture FY23 Project Grants advance the goals of the In These Mountains (ITM) initiative by supporting projects that promote sharing, teaching, learning, preserving, documenting, and supporting the continuity of the folk arts and traditional culture of Central Appalachia. This funding program is open to a wide variety of […]

Disability Innovation Fund

From the U.S. Department of Education – Application Deadline: June 21, 2022 Learn More “This demonstration project from the US Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration will fund innovative model demonstration projects to assist people with disabilities transitioning from subminimum wage to competitive integrated employment. One of the six specified topic areas they will address is […]

Now Accepting 2023 National Heritage Fellowships Nominations

From National Endowment for the Arts – The NEA Folk & Traditional Arts staff are excited to announce that we are now accepting nominations for our 2023 National Heritage Fellowships. Nominations must be submitted through our website by Tuesday, May 31, 2022. To honor and preserve our nation’s diverse cultural heritage, the NEA annually awards […]