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About Arts Education

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

Student Ticket Subsidy opens on August 8, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

Schools applying for a Student Ticket Subsidy grant MUST register first in the new Online Grants System. The principal must be the main contact; however, teachers are also eligible and encouraged to register in the Online Grants System and apply for grants. There are four steps to submitting a Student Ticket Subsidy application: 1. Register in the new system. 2. Complete your Organization Profile. 3. Complete your People Profile. 4. Complete and submit the Student Ticket Subsidy application. For more information, view the STS application guidelines by clicking on the link below.

As of August 29, 2017, STS applications are no longer being accepted from the following Tennessee counties:

Bedford, Benton, Campbell, Cannon, Cocke, Dickson, Dyer, Gibson, Giles, Greene, Hamblen, Hardin, Hawkins, Houston, Knox, Madison, Putnam, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Shelby, Stewart, Sullivan, White

These counties are closed.

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