Nominations Open for 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards

From Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Operations – The Tennessee Arts Commission is accepting nominations now through March 31, 2021, for the 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards, to be presented by Governor and First Lady Lee in the fall of 2021. Established in 1971, these accolades are Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts, recognizing individuals and […]

2021 Southern Prize and State Fellowships Applications Due Jan. 11

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program is open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. South […]

Omnibus Bill Funds the Arts for FY2021 and Provides COVID-19 Relief

From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel, National Assembly for State Arts Agencies – On December 21, Congress has passed a large funding bill that provides federal agencies with their appropriations for the remainder of fiscal year 2021, as well as more than $900 billion in emergency aid to support communities and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 […]

New Webinar January 14: Creative Recovery, Prioritizing How to Support Tennessee Artists During Economic Uncertainty

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville and the Tennessee Arts Commission are excited to present the 5th webinar in the Persist & Prosper series with a webinar for individual artists. Join us January 14, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. CST for Creative Recovery: Prioritizing How […]

Remembering Dr. Joel Baxley, October 9, 1969 – December 8, 2020

“It is not enough to see, we have to look.” Dr. Joel Baxley From Laurie Allen, Andrew O’Brien, and loving colleagues and friends of Dr. Baxley – It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of our dear colleague, Dr. Joel Baxley. Joel taught us all so much during his over 18 years […]

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants Available

From Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants Program Coordinator – The New York Foundation for the Arts has partnered with Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer the Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program, which provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical/dental/mental health emergencies. Emergencies are defined as taking place within the last six months (May […]