Programs Overview

Arts Access

Providing access to the arts to Tennessee’s underserved and under-represented constituents.

Arts Education

Grants and programs that bring together educators, artists, and community partners.

Community Arts Development

This program advocates for Tennessee community arts issues and arts programming.


The Folklife Program preserves and presents Tennessee’s diverse folklife.

Literary Arts

Supports organizations that promote the creation, publication and dissemination of literature.

Performing Arts

Supports public performing arts projects and performing arts organizations.

Visual Arts, Craft, Media & Design

Supporting and creating opportunities for the visual art, craft and media organizations and artists.