Our Town Deadline and Webinar

From National Endowment for the Arts – Our Town grant guidelines are now available with a deadline of August 5, 2021. There is an increased focus in the guidelines on systems change.   The Arts Endowment is hosting a webinar on June 15: The 90 minute webinar will cover the “how to apply […]

Grant Closeout is Fast Approaching

From Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Operations – If your FY21 Tennessee Arts Commission grant(s) is not yet closed, you should be working on that now! To close out, please submit the final evaluation and the request for funds form. To see what’s due, log into the online grants system and look in the left-hand […]

Reopening Summer Arts Camps

This is the second article in a series on reopening arts and cultural organizations across Tennessee. As Tennessee continues to open up in this ever-changing environment, new opportunities and challenges appear as we come back together in person. In addition, arts and cultural organizations are essential to the recovery of Tennessee’s economy. In recognition of […]

Arts Access Mini-Grant Open in FY2022

By Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access After a one-year hiatus, the Commission is pleased to announce that the Arts Access Mini-Grant is open in Fiscal Year 2022 for projects occurring between July 1, 2021 through June 15, 2022. The Arts Access Mini-Grant category offers direct support for arts projects focusing on increasing access to […]

Reopening Symphonies

By Jared Morrison, Director of Performing Arts – From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Mississippi Delta, Tennessee is blessed with a wealth of symphony orchestras who call our state home.  But when Covid-19 forced music halls and performing arts centers to shutter for over a year, these ensembles faced a challenging road to keep […]

South Arts Launches Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grants of up to $40,000

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – South Arts is now accepting applications for the second phase of its national jazz initiative: Jazz Road Creative Residencies. Through Jazz Road Creative Residencies, artists can apply for grants of $5,000-$40,000 to develop their own personalized residency and further explore their artform. Applications are open through July 1, 2021. […]