Happy New Year!

GREETINGS FROM ANNE B. POPE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. We are looking forward to an incredibly busy start of 2015 so I wanted to make sure you could get a few things down on your calendars right away. On January 22 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., there […]

2015 IAF Winner, Bryce Brisco

By: Grace Robinson Individual Artist Fellowship, Craft Bryce Brisco is both a creator and explorer of pottery and ceramics. Considered an artist of contemporary pottery, he draws his inspiration from the pursuit of traditional Southern American folk wares and its three main influences: German salt glaze, English slipware and Chinese ash glaze. Through his use […]

2015 IAF Winner, Kelly Nicole Bond

By: Grace Robinson Individual Artist Fellowship, Dance Choreographer and performer Kelly Bond uses her art to better know and express the human person. She and her duet partner, Melissa Krodman, have used their past works to explore the consciousness and unconsciousness of humanity. Their newest explorative piece, “Jean & Terry: Your Guides Through Dark, Light […]

The Touring Arts Grants Program returns.

The Tennessee Arts Commission announces this week the return of our popular Touring Arts Grants Program. This category supports Tennessee presenters by providing grants of no more than 50% (up to $5,000) of fees for professional artists being presented to the public and who will offer an educational component with their engagement. Funds are available for […]

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Tennessee’s 2014 Fall Grant Awards

Nashville, TN—Tennessee has received 12 grants from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), totaling $225,000. The grants were in three different categories that include Art Works, Challenge America and Creative Writing Fellowships in Poetry. The awarding of these grants to organizations, schools and individuals across the state is a testament to the rich heritage […]