TN Craft 2020 Master Artist/Apprentice Program Pairs Announced

From Laurie Davis – Tennessee Craft, in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission, announces the Master Artist/Apprentice Program (MAAP) pairings for 2020. The mission of the MAAP is to encourage and invest in the continuation, advancement, and creation of Tennessee craft by recognizing the value of the master craft artist and apprentice relationship as a way to […]

Reminder: All Annual Grant Applications Are Due in January

From Hal Partlow – All Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Grant applications are due in January. See the schedule below for application deadlines for each Annual Grant category. Remember that Tennessee Arts Commission grants are competitive. Successful applications are clear and thorough, demonstrate artistic excellence and value to the community served with outlined, identifiable goals and […]

Winter Quarterly Meeting is December 4

From Anne Pope, Executive Director – The Tennessee Arts Commission will conduct its second quarterly meeting for FY 2020 on Wednesday, December 4 beginning at 9:00 a.m. CT. The meeting will take place at the TN Arts Commission, 401 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (formerly Charlotte Ave.) Nashville, TN. The agenda for the meeting […]

Register Your School for Poetry Out Loud 2020

From Melissa Moody, Arts Build Communities Coordinator – Help your students master public speaking skills, strengthen relationships with peers and teachers, and create a lifelong appreciation for poetry and creative writing. Register your school for Poetry Out Loud (POL) by January 17, 2020. • FREE curricular materials aligned with NCTE ELA Standards, that can be […]

Thirteen Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Projects Selected Across The State

  From Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program has selected thirteen teams to participate in the 2020 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. Entering its fourth year, the Program is designed to sustain Tennessee’s diverse folklife practices by investing in the passing of traditional art forms from master artists to the […]

Southern Prize and State Fellowship Applications Due in Less Than One Month

Supporting nine visual artists with $80,000 in awards and a touring exhibition Deadline: December 3, 2019 From Ivan Schustak, Communications and Development Director, South Arts – South Arts’ Southern Prize and State Fellowships support the best visual arts being created in the South. Through a lens acknowledging the diversity of artists and creators in our […]