Local High Schools To Compete in State-Wide Poetry Contest

Students from Antioch High School, Franklin Road Academy, Overton High School, Battleground Academy, Fairview High School, John Paul II High School, Clarksville High School, Dickson High School and Cookeville High School will compete in Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry contest at Austin Peay State University, March 15, 2014   Nashville, TN –Along with14  other […]

Back the arts with your license plate

Op Ed, The Tennessean, January 24, 2014 by Senator Doug Overby –  I was happy to read in The Tennessean on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the front page article about the importance of the Specialty License Plate program in helping to fund the arts in Tennessee. As the story announced, a new Arts plate will be available […]

Looking at the Common Core through an Arts Lens

The Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) has created the new Targeted Arts Development Initiative (TADI), a grant designed to reach underserved counties across Tennessee. Giles County is one of ten counties where the Commission has worked extensively to develop a program that best fits their needs. In late October, Giles County began the Common Core and the Arts pilot project.