By Dr. Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife Ralph Stanley, an icon of Appalachian culture and a pioneering bluegrass musician with a career spanning seven decades, died last Thursday, June 23, at age eighty-nine. In the week since his passing, Stanley’s remarkable life has been detailed
By Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife – Fiscal Year 2017 marks the inauguration of the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. The new initiative is designed to encourage the survival, continued development and proliferation of our state’s diverse folklife traditions, especially those that are rare or endangered.
From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director — Thirteen diverse applicants that include nonprofit organizations, cities and local governments have been awarded FY 2017 Creative Placemaking grants by the Tennessee Arts Commission. In Creative Placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit and community sectors strategically shape the physical
By Elizabeth Auclair, NEA Public Affairs Specialist — The tri-annual public meeting of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body for the National Endowment for the Arts, takes place on Friday, June 24, 2016 and will be live webcast at arts.gov from 9:00 to 11:15 a.m.