FY20 Commission Board Goodbyes

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director — It is time once again to say thank you and goodbye to a few of our Commission board members. Each member is appointed by the governor and serves a five-year term. Additionally, each fiscal year a new executive committee is voted in by the board to lead the […]

Bill Steber: Documentary Photographer, Musician, Man of Southern Mystique

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media, and Design –  When Bill Steber embarks on documenting the world around him, it’s much more complicated than just grabbing a camera and tripod as he walks out the door; he brings the darkroom with him, literally. When he hits the road in the van, it […]

Upcoming Arts Endowment Grant Program Deadlines

  From the National Endowment for the Arts – Be sure to mark your calendar for the remaining FY21 Arts Endowment grant program deadlines in 2020. Organizations can generally apply to one FY21 Grants for Arts Projects deadline (either February or July 2020), in addition to any Our Town and CARES applications. Grants for Arts Projects 2  […]

Reopening TN Arts & Culture, Part 3: Innovative New Arts Programming

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing & Development – Per a press release from the office of Governor Lee, Tennessee continues to advance the state’s reopening plan under the Tennessee Pledge, as the Economic Recovery Group issued updated guidelines for restaurants and retail, along with new guidelines that enable attractions and larger venues to reopen […]

North Carolina Artist Sherrill Roland Wins Southern Prize

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – Multidisciplinary artist Sherrill Roland of Morrisville, North Carolina was awarded the 2020 Southern Prize by South Arts. Roland, whose powerful work is deeply influenced by a three-year period of wrongful incarceration, received a $25,000 cash award and a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. […]