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 and social character of their neighborhood, town, city or region […]

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. EDT. The meeting includes agency business as well as guest presentations […]

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 also prepare to convene with peers—arts administrators, educators and artists. […]

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 their communities. Specifically, the position provides scheduling and administrative support […]

TN Arts Commission Quarterly Meeting

The 2016 Spring Quarterly Meeting will be held May 25, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Carl Van Vechten Gallery, Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave N. Nashville, TN 37208. The agenda will include the Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Board Appointment, a vote by the Allocations Committee and […]

TN Awarded $1,054,900 for Arts Projects by National Endowment for the Arts Awards

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing— In the second major grant announcement during its 50th Anniversary year, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded $1,054,900 to the support of a variety of arts and culture projects in Tennessee. Fourteen organizations will be granted, including the TN Arts Commission. For this round, funds were distributed to four categories:  Art Works; Research: Art […]