Join Us At A Grants Workshop

From Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Tennessee Arts Commission is once again hosting a series of grant workshops across the state. Led by the Commission’s program directors, the workshops will cover what’s new for the next fiscal year, an overview of grant opportunities, the online application process, and agency contacts. Additionally, staff will […]

South Arts Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships

Applications for the 2020 In These Mountains: Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships are now open until January 15, 2020. From South Arts – South Arts is pleased to announce the 2020 In These Mountains: Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships opportunity. These fellowship awards recognize master folk and traditional artists from Appalachian Regional Commission counties […]

41st Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

  Continuing the Hand Crafted Tradition From Laurie Davis, TN Craft – Excite your senses and experience the 41st Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair during Tennessee Craft Week on Centennial Park’s lower lawn, October 11, 12, and 13. Professional artisans from Tennessee and the surrounding states join craft artists traveling from California, Rhode Island, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Utah, and more. Serving approximately 50,000 […]

Application for South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships Now Open

From Ivan Schustak, Communications Director, South Arts – South Arts has opened applications for this year’s Southern Prize and State Fellowships. We are offering up to $30,000 in cash awards to visual artists in our region (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN); this includes nine State Fellowships worth $5,000 each as […]

TN Arts Website Refresh

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – If you haven’t noticed already, last week we launched our updated website at We hope that you will find the new site easy to navigate and helpful. Many of the pages feature a long-scrolling layout so be sure to keep scrolling down to the end […]

Governor and First Lady Lee Announce Twelve Recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards

Governor and First Lady Lee have announced twelve recipients who will receive a Tennessee Governor’s Arts Award, Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts. Since 1971, the Governor’s Arts Awards have celebrated those who have made outstanding contributions to the state’s cultural life. An awards ceremony for the recipients will take place in Conservation Hall at the […]