Associate Director of Grants
Ann Talbott Brown provides leadership for all arts grant programs and oversees all internal agency functions related to grants.
Ann joined the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Arts Education program in 2009 and worked for 11 years on seven grant programs, two arts integration initiatives, a statewide arts education conference, Poetry Out Loud, and the Teaching Artist Roster. She has served as a panelist or reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, Kentucky Arts Council, and other regional panels.
Before joining the Commission, Ann worked with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Willamette Valley Music Festival, Southern Illinois Music Festival, and university arts programs in Oregon and Illinois. Before that, she served as a licensed K-12 music educator and oboe teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s degree in Arts Administration with a certification in Nonprofit Management from the University of Oregon.