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Two TN students named NEA 2019 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Regional Winners

From Victoria Hutter, Assistant Director, Press/Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts announced that Makai Keur and Julian Watson from Franklin, TN who recently graduated from Centennial High are among the six 2019 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Regional Winners for their song, “Charles’ Song.” Charles Williams is a soldier […]

TN Arts Commission Awards Over $4.7 Million In First Phase Of Grants Across State

From Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded 366 Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Grants totaling $4,746,900.00 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists in Tennessee. Annual Grants provide funds for operating support to well-established arts organizations; project support to nonprofits […]

Meet Individual Artist Fellows Diane Fox and Paul Harrill

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design Diane Fox Knoxville A distinguished lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fox teaches photography and graphic design courses. Fox received her M.F.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her B.F.A. from Middle Tennessee State University. Her […]

How do I get a 40% Advance on my Arts Grant?

From Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – Many TN Arts Commission grants include an option for a 40% advance payment to assist with startup costs for a new project or fiscal year. If provided, you may request a 40% payment of your grant award prior to the activity, after there is a fully executed contract […]

Meet FY20 Individual Artist Fellows Jered Sprecher and Marcus Wicker

Jered Sprecher Knoxville From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media & Design For the past eight years, Jered Sprecher has taught as an associate professor of art at the University of Tennessee. He received a B.A. from Concordia University in Nebraska, and both a M.A. and M.F.A. in painting from the University of […]

Meet FY20 Individual Artist Fellows Vadis Turner & Cebrun Gaustad​

Vadis Turner Gallatin, Sumner County From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media & Design Using traditional materials associated with women (such as repurposed quilts, clothing and ribbon) Vadis Turner creates abstract assemblages and sculptures. Turner received a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Boston University. Her first solo museum exhibition, Tempest, was at the Frist Art […]