Meet FY20 Individual Artist Fellows Jered Sprecher and Marcus Wicker

Jered Sprecher Knoxville From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media & Design For the past eight years, Jered Sprecher has taught as an associate professor of art at the University of Tennessee. He received a B.A. from Concordia University in Nebraska, and both a M.A. and M.F.A. in painting from the University of […]

Meet FY20 Individual Artist Fellows Vadis Turner & Cebrun Gaustad​

Vadis Turner Gallatin, Sumner County From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media & Design Using traditional materials associated with women (such as repurposed quilts, clothing and ribbon) Vadis Turner creates abstract assemblages and sculptures. Turner received a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Boston University. Her first solo museum exhibition, Tempest, was at the Frist Art […]

TN Arts Welcomes Public Comments on 2020-25 Strategic Plan

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director The TN Arts Commission is seeking comments on the draft 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. The draft plan sets out the Commission’s mission-focused strategic goals: thriving Tennessee arts and culture; arts as engines of growth and vitality; arts essential to learning; a champion for the arts; and effective and accountable agency. […]

Introducing TN Arts FY20 Executive Committee

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – It is always an honor to work with the Commission Board members who govern this agency. Each member is appointed by the Governor to serve a five-year term. At the quarterly Commission meeting on May 23, the Board unanimously voted on those who will fill the leadership positions for […]

Upcoming webinar, “Conversations with GIA: The Power and Impact of Creative Aging Programs”

Teresa Bonner, Executive Director of Aroha Philanthropies, will be joined by Maura O’Malley, CEO and Co-Founder, Lifetime Arts, Inc., to present an upcoming Grantmakers in the Arts webinar on July 25th. The webinar, “Conversations with GIA: The Power and Impact of Creative Aging Programs,” will take place on July 25th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The […]

Exciting Opportunity for Artists

USArtists International is offering a unique funding opportunity for professional performing artists in Tennessee. USArtists International is a grant program for performing artists/ensembles in the United States and its territories. The program helps fund U.S. artists to travel abroad and perform at significant cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces abroad, professionally developing U.S. artists and creating international […]