Poetry Out Loud Teacher Training Workshop Nov. 16

From Meredith Callis, POL Tennessee State Coordinator – All high school educators, including English, Speech, Drama and Theatre Arts teachers are invited to attend a collaborative workshop that will provide you with tools you need to bring Poetry Out Loud to YOUR school. You will receive a $30 stipend for attending, along with the opportunity to earn 1 […]

PBS NewsHour Features Tennessee’s Music for Seniors

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – PBS NewsHour national news program with Judy Woodruff, anchor, (as seen on Nashville Public Television, NPT) featured the Nashville-based nonprofit, Music for Seniors on the evening of Monday, November 4 in its Arts & Culture series, Canvas. PBS correspondent, John Yang reported on how the organization […]

CMA Foundation Accepting Applications for Music Teachers of Excellence Award

From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – The CMA Foundation’s Music Teachers of Excellence supports educators who demonstrate exemplary teaching through student learning. These educators are committed to making a positive impact on their school and community while advocating for the broader cause of music education. In addition, recipients confidently overcome challenges in the classroom […]

Tennessee Craft Invites Emerging Artists to Apply for the 2019-2020 Master Artist/Apprentice Program

From Laurie Davis, TN Craft – Tennessee Craft, in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission, announces the opening of the 2020 Master Artist/Apprentice Program (MAAP) application process. This mentoring program offers emerging artists a unique opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary craft skills firsthand from master craft artists. All artists in the program choose challenging […]

South Arts NEW quick turnaround grants for organizations in rural communities

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts’ new Express Grant program is an opportunity for presenting arts organizations in rural Southern communities (with populations of 50,000 or below) to receive fee support to present Southern guest performing or literary artists from outside of the presenter’s state. These quick-turnaround grants offer more flexibility for programming […]

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Grant Opportunity Announced for Community Reading Programs

From Liz Auclair, National Endowment for the Arts – Are you a nonprofit organization interested in increasing community engagement, creating new partnerships, and celebrating great books? The 2020-2021 guidelines for National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grants are now available. This National Endowment for the Arts initiative, in partnership with Arts Midwest, supports community […]