New Virtual Exhibition opening Friday, August 6

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design – Tema Stauffer is an award-winning photographer based in Johnson City, TN. She specializes in capturing the social, economic, and cultural landscape of American spaces. Stauffer has traveled through Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi for the past three years, working on her recent project, Southern […]

Funds for Arts Education Experiences: Field Trips, In-School, & Virtual

From Michelle Sipes, Arts Learning Specialist – The Tennessee Arts Commission offers arts grants for the school year 2021-22 through the Student Ticket Subsidy Program. Applications open Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 8 am CT/9 am ET. The Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) grant program provides funds to TN public schools to help defray costs associated […]

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2022 NEA Jazz Masters

From Liz Auclair, NEA and Marshall Lamm, SFJAZZ – Washington, DC—For 40 years, the National Endowment for the Arts has honored individuals for their lifetime contributions to jazz, an art form that continues to expand and find new audiences through the contributions of individuals such as the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters honorees—Stanley Clarke, Billy Hart, Cassandra Wilson, […]

NASAA’s Inaugural Creative Aging Institute Session

From Susan Oetgen, NASAA Arts Learning Projects Director NASAA’s inaugural Creative Aging Institute, presented in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies, takes place online between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 20 and 21, and Tuesday and Wednesday, July 27 and 28, 2021. All state and jurisdictional arts agency and regional arts organization […]

The Pandemic Pivot and the Resiliency of Arts Access

This is the seventh and final article in a series on reopening arts and cultural organizations across Tennessee. As Tennessee continues to open up in this ever-changing environment, new opportunities and challenges appear as we come back together in person. In addition, arts and cultural organizations are essential to the recovery of Tennessee’s economy. In […]