Places and Faces: Marcia Goldenstein and Tom Riesing

August 7, 2020–October 2, 2020 From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media, and Design – 1973. In the midst of Elvis Presley’s famous concert in Hawaii, President Nixon in the White House and a peace agreement between the United States and North Vietnam, Tom Riesing, a recent Masters of Fine Arts graduate from the […]

Grant Applications Now Open for TN Community CARES Program

From the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) – CNM is pleased to announce that applications for the Tennessee Community CARES Program are now open. The program, which includes $150 million in Coronavirus relief funds for Tennessee nonprofits, allows applicants to apply for relief for “expenses occurring from March 1, 2020, through November 15, 2020, and […]

Ann Brown Joins Commission Leadership Team, Hal Partlow Moves into New Role

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Please join us in congratulating Ann Brown and Hal Partlow who have transitioned into new leadership positions at the Commission. Ann Talbott Brown has been promoted to Associate Director of Grants. She will provide leadership for all arts grant programs and oversee all internal agency functions […]

Virtual Concert Celebrates the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters on August 20, 2020

From Liz Auclair (NEA) and Marshall Lamm (SFJAZZ) — The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, will host a special online-only concert in honor of the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters—Dorthaan Kirk (A.B. Spellman Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy), Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman—on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. […]

Inclusive Language Guide from NASAA

From Sue Struve, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies – The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) has published an Inclusive Language Guide to help arts organizations be a standard-bearer of welcoming and inclusive language. Along with general principles, the guide offers editorial guidance and resources regarding race and ethnicity, ability, age, gender and sexual orientation, […]