New COVID-19 Arts Resilience Grant Available for Arts Organizations

From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – The Tennessee Arts Commission is proud to introduce the Special Opportunities: COVID-19 Arts Resilience Grant for Fiscal Year 2021. This new opportunity provides non-matching funds for nonprofit organizations and local governments (ranging from $500-5,000) to support creative responses to COVID-19 through the arts. Applicants must complete and successfully […]

Nashville Student Wins NEA 2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge

From Victoria Hutter, National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts with the American Theatre Wing announced the winners of the 2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge, which includes Joseph Mosby from Nashville, TN for his song, “Light Breaks Through the Dark.” A senior at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School, […]

Meet FY21 Individual Artist Fellows Jana Harper, Marcia Goldenstein, Andrew O’Brien and Dycee Wildman

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media, and Design – In recognition and acknowledgment of outstanding professional Tennessee artists who, through their work add to the cultural vitality of the state, the Tennessee Arts Commission is pleased to award Individual Artist Fellowships ($5000 each) in Visual Art 3-D, Craft, Photography, and Film. Jana […]

PBS Special Knox Opera for All Airing 11/13 at 9PM

Knoxville Opera collaborates with PBS to produce a program celebrating opera in its community From Esther Blevins, Knoxville Opera – Knoxville Opera and East Tennessee PBS have collaborated to create “Knox Opera for All: A Celebration of Knoxville Opera” – a concert that will be broadcast on East Tennessee PBS November 13 at 9:00 p.m. The […]

Announcing the Current Art Fund for Artists

From Brian R. Jobe, Executive Director, Co-Founder, Tri-Star Arts – Tri-Star Arts is proud to announce the Current Art Fund granting program; created and administered by Tri-Star Arts as a partner in the Regional Re-granting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Current Art Fund generally will award project-based grants, however in 2020 only, we will […]

Poetry Out Loud Updates from the NEA and the Poetry Foundation

From Michelle Sipes, Arts Learning Specialist – Are you considering running Poetry Out Loud (POL) in your school? Here is the latest POL update with information from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation. Based on guidance received from the NEA, we continue to encourage teachers and organizers at all contest levels […]