Associate Director of Grants
Hal Partlow provides leadership for all arts grant programs and oversees all internal agency functions related to grants.
Prior to his current position, he served for seven years as Director of Performing Arts for the Commission. Two of the special projects he managed for the Commission include the Governor’s Arts Awards and the publication of Historic Tennessee Stages, an architectural and cultural survey of the state’s historic performance spaces.
He is a veteran of the United States Army, and received his B.A. from St. Lawrence University in Canton. In addition, he has completed M.A. course work at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. Prior to joining the Tennessee Arts Commission, Hal worked twenty years as a professional actor and stage director.