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Tennessee Arts Commission to host Grants Workshops

The Tennessee Arts Commission will be conducting a series of workshops across the state to inform the public of grant opportunities that are offered by the agency. These workshops are informational meetings for potential and current constituents. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, Tennessee teachers and artists are encouraged to attend. Attendance at one of the workshops is important for new teaching artists interested in applying for the Teaching Artist Roster.

Each workshop attendee will receive information on: all grant opportunities offered by the agency and the application process, specific Arts Education programs, accessibility strategies and information on how to apply for the teaching artist roster.

To date, workshops have been scheduled in East Tennessee. Middle and West Tennessee workshops details will be available at a later date. All workshops will be held from 3:30-5:30pm EST at the following locations:
October 1st – Chattanooga
Barger Academy of Fine Arts
4808 Brainerd Rd, 37411

October 2nd – Knoxville
Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance
100 South Gay Street # 201, 37902

October 3rd – Kingsport
Northeast State
300 W. Market St, 37660

With the mission to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities, the Tennessee Arts Commission funds a variety of arts projects through several grant categories. In 2013, through the Tennessee Arts Commission grant programs, $6.3 million was invested across Tennessee in all 95 counties to over 600 organizations, over half of which were schools.

Contact James Wells at or (615) 532-5934 to register for a workshop. For accessibility requests, please contact William Coleman at or (615) 532-9797.