Treasury Dept Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance and Application

From Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Arts Action Fund – The U.S. Treasury Department released long-awaited guidance and the official application for PPP loan forgiveness on May 15, 2020. Official guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on how to get your loan forgiven and turned into a grant has been the burning question since the popular program launched in early […]

TN Arts Quarterly Meeting is May 28

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold its quarterly meeting on May 28, 2020. Due to COVID-19, this will be an audio-only conference meeting using Webex. The meeting will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST, and it is open to the public. The Commission meeting agenda will include reports […]

Reopening TN Arts & Culture, Part 2

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing & Development – On Friday, May 8, small group, non-contact recreation businesses like bowling alleys, arcades, dance classes, water sports, mini-golf, and more were able to reopen. The Tennessee Pledge guidelines recommend capacity limits, spacing requirements, and frequent sanitization, among others. Larger venues and activities where social distancing is […]

South Arts Hosts Online Southern Prize & State Fellowships Ceremony

From Ivan Schustak, South Arts – Join us for a live online celebration of the 2020 South Arts State Fellowship recipients and the announcement of the $25,000 Southern Prize winner and the $10,000 finalist. The artists will join us from their homes and studios, and we will view their work. A toast will be raised, […]

Bartlett, TN Dancer Wins Prestigious Scholarship

From the Anthony Quinn Foundation – Over the past ten years, the Anthony Quinn Foundation has received over 2,350 applications for summer intensive scholarship support. The pool of applicants grows more competitive and more diverse each year. To date, we have awarded 118 scholarships representing 27 states and territories and 3 countries. Recipients have attended […]

Reopening Tennessee Arts & Culture

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – As Tennessee Arts & Cultural organizations begin to plan for reopening, the Tennessee Arts Commission is collecting information from organizations on new protocols and procedures as well as sharing articles and resources. Our goal is to help organizations by providing insights and research that can be […]