Who Is Minding The Arts Skills Gap? (Part 2- The Power of Connection)

From Dr. Bradley Foust, District Fine Arts Specialist, Bartlett City Schools, Bartlett, TN – In Part 1 of this article series, I made a case for the existence of an arts skills gap. In the article, I included this self-created definition: a lessening of artistic facilities, instincts, and aesthetic sensitivity due to the extended absence […]

Virtual Event on March 4, 2021, Showcases 2020 National Heritage Fellows

From Liz Auclair, Public Affairs, The National Endowment for the Arts – The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts, will present “The Culture of America: A Cross-Country Visit with the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows,” on March 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm ET. […]

Paula Kovarik: Threaded Narrative Exhibit Online

February 5–April 2, 2021 From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Fiber artist, designer, quilter, and instructor, Kovarik actively expresses her thoughts and views through the sharp point of a needle, treasured scraps of colorful material, and endless threads that intersect and overlap weaving a story in each work. This […]

Updates on Shuttered Venue Operator Grants & Other SBA Resources

From Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director, Arts Action Fund – As we await SBA regulations and guidelines on implementing the Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) grants, I wanted to share the following important news: SBA Shuttered Venues Website. Please check the SBA website’s SVO section on a daily basis as they are posting new and corrected information by the minute […]

South Arts Announces Express Grants and Grants for Professional Development and Artistic Planning

From South Arts – Express Grants Provide Quick Support for Rural Arts Organizations Awards of up to $2,000 to support the presentation of film, performing arts, literary arts, or visual arts. COVID-19 Update: Until further notice, applications for virtual presentations and educational activities as well as engagements with Southern artists from within or outside of […]