SBA Launches Portal to Begin Accepting Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications on April 8

National informational webinar to review application process on March 30 From the Small Business Association Press Office – The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021.  […]

2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert to Take Place Virtually April 22, 2021

  From Liz Auclair, NEA and Marshall Lamm, SFJAZZ – Join the celebration of the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters as the National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, presents a virtual tribute concert in honor of Terri Lyne Carrington, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Henry Threadgill, and Phil Schaap (2021 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for […]

FY22 Annual Grant Panel Meetings Begin March 22nd

By Ann Brown, Associate Director of Grants Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Grant Panel Meetings will be held March 22 through April 16, 2021. Due to the pandemic, there will be no in-person FY22 Annual Grant Panel Meetings. All panel meetings will be held by conference call only in March-April 2021. The meetings are open to […]

Battle Ground Junior, Kendall Grimes Wins 2021 TN POL State Championship, Again

From Michelle Sipes, Arts Learning Specialist – The 2021 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud (POL) champion is Kendall Grimes, a junior at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN. The competition was held virtually in early March with a virtual showcase and awards ceremony held on Friday, March 12.  “I am absolutely thrilled to have the ability to compete […]

Meet the 2021 POL State Finalists and Judges

From Michelle Sipes, Arts Learning Specialist – The 2021 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud (POL) Contest will be held virtually via a live broadcast on the TN Arts Commission’s YouTube page and Facebook on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. CST.  The event is free and open to the public. Please tune in with us […]

TN Arts Receives National Creative Aging Grant

Tennessee receives a $60,000 Grant to Advance Creative Aging From Teresa Bonner, Executive Director, Aroha Philanthropies – In collaboration with Aroha Philanthropies, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is proud to announce the award of $1,457,000 in grant funding to 36 state and jurisdictional arts agencies, including a Creative Aging II grant to the Tennessee […]