About Arts Education

As of 2013, Tennessee is the fastest growing state for academic improvement. Arts education can contribute to this growth by supporting learning both in and through the arts.

The Tennessee Arts Commission offers strategies to bring together educators, artists, and community partners to 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  for acceptable STS artists.

Teaching Artist RosterLesson Plans
Arts Education Grants

ACTION REQUIRED! New Online Grants System

Schools applying for an arts education grant MUST register first in the new Online Grants System. The principal must be the main contact for Arts Education grants to public schools; however, teachers are also eligible and encouraged to register in the Online Grants System and apply for grants. Register in the new Online Grants System now to ensure that your school is ready for new grant opportunities including Student Ticket Subsidy which is awarded first-come, first-served starting August 8, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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