About Arts Education

The Tennessee Arts Commission offers grants and programs that bring together educators, artists, and community partners who recognize the arts as essential to learning in a variety of instructional settings from the classroom to the community and beyond.

Arts Education Resources

Support Arts Education in Your School

The Tennessee Arts Commission offers grants to support arts education in public schools including arts field trips, in-depth arts lessons, and professional development for teachers. Explore our Teaching Artist Roster and Lesson Plan Database for a vetted list of teaching artists and lessons.


Teaching Artist RosterLesson Plans
Student Ticket Subsidy
The Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) grant application for projects occurring between September 12, 2019 to May 25, 2020 will open on August 13, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time in the online grants system for Tennessee public schools. New STS grant guidelines will be posted by July 1st.
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