By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants –
The Targeted Arts Development Initiative (TADI) is a strategy developed to reach out to those counties which have been identified by the Tennessee Arts Commission as being under-represented in Commission investments. TADI is designed to leverage investments & develop leadership potential, while encouraging applications from the identified rural and/or distressed counties to existing Commission grant categories or programs. Periodic reviews of the Commission’s grant portfolio may determine if counties are added to or removed from the TADI program.
For fiscal year 2017 the following counties are identified as underserved based on the agency’s current fiscal year investments: Giles, Grundy, Lewis, Meigs, Perry, Pickett, Stewart, Trousdale Wayne and White. Government entities, schools and organizations within these counties, and artists who can use arts and cultural activities to benefit schools and communities in these counties are urged to contact Commission staff to discuss this opportunity.
Eligible applicants from or servicing school or communities within identified counties may apply for funds. No singular county may exceed a total of $5,000 of TADI funds.
TADI grant applications, as well as all other FY18 grant applications, are available in the new Online Grants System. Organizations and individuals must first register on the new system and complete their profiles. Click here to register in the system now. If you are planing to apply for a TADI grant, you must first read the guidelines.