Archive: Jun 2015

  1. Goodwill Summer Program visits the Commission

    By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and development – On Monday, we had the pleasure of hosting a wonderful group of teenagers from Goodwill’s Summer TRAC Job Readiness Program. Twelve students along with their instructor, Sam Smith arrived at our office to learn about the arts in Tennessee. After introductions, Krishna Adams, Director of Visual […]

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  2. Jackson Excites Students Singing the Blues

    By Chris Gadd, The Dickson Herald |  Friday, May 1, 2015 –   Tennessee Arts Commission blues performer Kenneth Jackson entertained both students and educators at Oakmont Elementary School last month. Jackson was a replacement for an earlier reserved act after the ice storm caused that performance to be canceled. Oakmont music teacher Kristina […]

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  3. Arts Vibrancy Index Identifies Notable Cities in the Arts

    By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – In December of 2014, Southern Methodist University’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) created its first ever Arts Vibrancy Index, which was made available to the public in January of 2015. The index identifies which U.S. cities host thriving arts scenes, naming a Tennessee city – the Nashville Metropolitan […]

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  4. Professional Development Grant Applications Now Available

    By <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Hal Partlow</a>, Associate Director of Grants – Professional development opportunities are excellent ways  to enhance knowledge and skills for personal career growth and community benefit. The Professional Development Support Grant Program is designed to assist monetarily up to $750 individual Tennessee artists and professional arts administrators in taking advantage of such opportunities that will offer […]

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  5. Targeted Arts Development Initiative

    By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – The Targeted Arts Development Initiative (TADI) is a strategy developed by the Tennessee Arts Commission to reach out to counties identified as being under-represented in Commission investments. TADI began in 2014, with an initial three-year pilot identifying 10 counties that have historically received little to no Commission funding: Giles, […]

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  6. Congratulations to our new staff assignments

    By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – Although not entirely new to the Tennessee Arts Commission, we congratulate two staff members on their new positions–James Wells and Grace Robinson. You may have previously met James as the Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator. Since joining the Commission staff in January of 2014, he has expertly and […]

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  7. Position Available: Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator, TN Arts Commission

    Position Description The Tennessee Arts Commission seeks a full-time Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Arts Education Director, this position works toward full realization of the arts as vital to education and learning in Tennessee.  Specifically, the position manages training and other arts education events and projects for educators, artists and […]

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