Remembering Ralph Stanley

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

TN Folklife Launches Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program

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.

Creative Placemaking Grants for FY17

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

Public Meeting: National Council On The Arts 6/24/16

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 from 9:00 to 11:15 a.m.

Preparing for Your Collective Impact Experience

From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — The Collective Impact conference is just 12 days away, and we hope to see you all there. The office is buzzing with activity as the staff continues to prepare. Materials are being made available for you to

Commission seeks Administrative Assistant to the Director

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – The Tennessee Arts Commission seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant to the Director. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, this position supports the TN Arts Commission mission to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and

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