Purple Martins and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Need Your Help

From Lindsay Gardner, Conservation Policy Manager, Tennessee Wildlife Federation – 150,000+ purple martins have roosted around the Schermerhorn Symphony Center as they gather to migrate south. It’s a pretty amazing spectacle—and it only lasts a few weeks. But the clean-up bill for the symphony is big—right when they can afford it least thanks to the pandemic. Tennessee Wildlife Federation […]

South Arts’ Emerging Leaders of Color

From Ethan Messere, Assistant Director, Presenting & Touring, South Arts – Emerging Leaders of Color is a new partnership program between South Arts and our colleague regional arts organization, WESTAF. To promote representative leadership and equity in the arts, a small cohort of cultural workers and arts administrators located in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South […]

Traditional Arts Touring Grants

Application Deadlines: October 1, 2020, and December 4, 2020 From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts believes in the importance and power of traditional arts to strengthen our communities. Traditional Arts Touring Grants aim to increase the public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the traditional arts in the South by bringing artists and communities […]

Requests for the Transmission Times Arts Special

From Katie Semro – I am an independent audio producer and asking if you would help me with a project I’m doing on the Arts and the Pandemic. Since mid-March, I’ve been making the podcast Transmission Times using audio diaries from people around the world about life during the pandemic. Now I’m planning a special episode with the […]

Trump Administration Seeks Applications for Capacity Building and Planning Grants in Rural Communities

The Trump Administration has announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications to help rural communities enhance capacity for broadband access; preserve cultural and historic structures; and support the development of transportation, housing, and recreational spaces.  USDA is making $1 million in grants available under the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC). […]

TN Arts Director of Arts Education Position Open

From Ann Brown, Associate Director of Grants – The Tennessee Arts Commission seeks a full-time Program Director of Arts Education. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Grants, this position cultivates the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities to prepare students of all ages for success in school, career, and […]