Jamboree Time—Documentary Project Now Available

From, Bradley Hanson, Director of Folklife — Jamboree Time is a documentary project I created in 2014, with support from Humanities Tennessee, the Campbell Culture Coalition, the Cumberland Trail Music and Heritage Project, and the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound. Combining rare and recently uncovered archival film clips, recordings, photographs and interviews, each segment in the multi-part series […]

Registration Now Open for Collective Impact Conference

By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education and Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – Registration opens today, Friday, April 1 to attend the 2016 statewide arts conference, Collective Impact, in the beautiful city of Murfreesboro, June 7-10. Bringing arts administrators, educators and artists together as community change agents, this participant-driven gathering will explore a common agenda to address community issues […]

TN Arts Commission’s Bradley Hanson with Movers & Thinkers: Guardians of the Past

From Grace Robinson, Public Information and Research Coordinator — Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Director Dr. Bradley Hanson will be featured in the upcoming Movers & Thinkers #6: Guardians Of The Past podcast produced by Nashville Public Radio (NPR). Joining him are author Jennifer Justus and historian David Ewing. NPR works to connect Middle TN through “trusted information, inspiring music and unique entertainment.” One of […]

Funding Now Available To Attend 2016 TN Statewide Arts Conference

GRANT FUNDING IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ATTENDANCE TO COLLECTIVE IMPACT—ARTS ADMINISTRATORS, EDUCATORS AND ARTISTS TOGETHER AS COMMUNITY CHANGE AGENTS From Hal Partlow, Associate Director for Grants — This special opportunities grant will provide up to $500 for individual applicants or $1000 for organizational applicants registering a minimum of 2 or more staff toward travel & registration fees […]

La Pastorela – Si Lucifer fuera mujer: Mexican Folk Drama in Tennessee

From Dana Everts-Boehm, Folklife Program Assistant Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre recently performed Si Lucifer fuera mujer (If the Devil was a Woman), their own hilarious, provocative version of La Pastorela, a traditional Latin American folk drama that is especially widespread in Mexico. I was fortunate to attend this delightful Christmas play on Friday, December 18, 2015, at […]

Tennessee Partners with NEA for 50th Anniversary Video

By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development — On October 14, 2015, the Country Music Hall of Fame (CMHF) graciously hosted the Tennessee Arts Commission along with a video crew to film interviews for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 50th Anniversary video the Commission created in partnership with the NEA. To celebrate their […]


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