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Tennessee Arts Commission to conduct free grants workshops in East TN, August 19-21, 2015

The Tennessee Arts Commission is conducting a series of grants workshops August 19-21 in East TN cities Knoxville, Jonesborough and Chattanooga to inform the public of funding opportunities offered by the Commission. These workshops are free informational meetings for potential and current constituents, nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, TN teachers and artists. Attendees will learn about grant opportunities and the application process, state arts resources, accessibility strategies and the Arts Education Teaching Artist Roster.

Grants Workshop Schedule:

• Knoxville  — August 19 at 1 p.m. EST
Knoxville Museum of Art Auditorium
1050 World’s Fair Park
Knoxville, TN 37916
Participants are invited to stay afterwards for a free community viewing of the National Association of State Arts Agencies webinar “Engaging Millennials” at 3 p.m.

• Jonesborough  — August 20 at 11 a.m. EST
International Storytelling Center
116 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659
A limited number of complimentary tickets to Teller-in-Residence David Holt’s 2 p.m. performance are available on a first come, first served basis. Contact Jared Morrison at 615.352.9801 to reserve.

• Chattanooga  — August 21 at 11 a.m. EST
The Hunter Museum of American Art Auditorium
10 Bluff View Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Each workshop is scheduled to last an hour and a half. They are free, and there is no RSVP required.

With the mission to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities, the Commission funds a variety of arts projects through several grant categories. Each year, these grants help fund arts and cultural activities for more than 600 schools, local governments and nonprofit organizations in communities across all 95 counties. Contact Jared Morrison at 615-532-9801 or for questions. For accessibility requests, call (615) 532-9797.