SBA Webinars for TN Venue Owners and Free Help

From Tennessee District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration – SBA headquarters is continuously updating info here: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant ( The State ECD office is hosting SBA for several webinars for a check-in on PPP, EIDL and Venue grants for TN Venue owners. Register for Feb 5th 11am CT Info Session – TN Venue Owners Register for […]

TN Arts Organizations Receive 11 NEA Grants

From Allison Hill, National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2021 totaling $27,562,040. Supported projects span 14 artistic disciplines in communities throughout the United States. Also included in this announcement are the recipients of NEA Literature Fellowships […]

Who Is Minding The Arts Skills Gap? (Part 2- The Power of Connection)

From Dr. Bradley Foust, District Fine Arts Specialist, Bartlett City Schools, Bartlett, TN – In Part 1 of this article series, I made a case for the existence of an arts skills gap. In the article, I included this self-created definition: a lessening of artistic facilities, instincts, and aesthetic sensitivity due to the extended absence […]

Virtual Event on March 4, 2021, Showcases 2020 National Heritage Fellows

From Liz Auclair, Public Affairs, The National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts, will present “The Culture of America: A Cross-Country Visit with the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows,” on March 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm ET. […]

Paula Kovarik: Threaded Narrative Exhibit Online

February 5–April 2, 2021 From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Fiber artist, designer, quilter, and instructor, Kovarik actively expresses her thoughts and views through the sharp point of a needle, treasured scraps of colorful material, and endless threads that intersect and overlap weaving a story in each work. This […]