Welcome Our Newest Team Member

From Anne Pope, Executive Director – We are so excited to welcome our newest team member. Christa Abernathy is our new Executive Administrative Assistant, and she will be responsible for scheduling and administrative support for the Commission. Additionally, she will participate with the Commission team to support agency-wide events and initiatives, including the Governor’s Arts […]

COVID-19 Arts Resilience Grant for FY22

By Jared Morrison, Director of Performing Arts – The Tennessee Arts Commission is excited to announce that its popular and impactful Special Opportunities: COVID-19 Arts Resilience Grant, a program created last year in direct response to the coronavirus pandemic, will return in Fiscal Year 2022. Applications open on September 15 for projects occurring October 15, […]

Grants for Disability Community-Centric Storytelling Initiatives

From the Tennessee Disability Coalition – The Tennessee Disability Coalition’s Small Grant Program is now accepting Letters of Interest for the Fall 2021 grant cycle. The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Disability Coalition (TDC) has decided to hold a special grant offering in Fall 2021 to support disability community-centric storytelling initiatives. Initiatives that focus […]

Get Arts Economic Impact Study for Your County–Grants Available

By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development – The Tennessee Arts Commission is pleased to announce that local partner recruitment has begun for Americans for the Arts’ (AFTA) Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) study! This national study will measure the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences in 2022. […]

Open Now: Funds for Arts Integration Projects

From Alicia Lark Fuss, Director of Arts Education – Applications for the Arts Education Mini-Grant are now open.  This rolling grant program provides funds to Tennessee schools and nonprofit organizations for projects to improve instruction and increase student outcomes through arts integration.  Eligible activities include: Hands-on training opportunities in arts integration techniques for arts specialists, […]

Free Webinar “U.S. Artist Visas and International Travel in the Age of COVID”

From the League of American Orchestras – Free Webinar:  Thursday, September 9, 2:00pm CST/ 3:00pm EST After more than a year of canceled, postponed, or reimagined performances, U.S. arts organizations, presenters, and agents have resumed programming and planning for the 2021-22 season, only to find the U.S. is not quite ready to open our borders […]