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Archive: Arts Education News

  1. Student Ticket Subsidy Application for Arts Education Opens August 13th

    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – The Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) grant program provides funds for artist fees, tickets, and transportation for students from Tennessee public schools to experience a broad variety of cultural opportunities, artistic disciplines, and artists. Teachers are encouraged to apply for grants to take their students on exposure-based field […]

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  2. Mini-Grant Available Supporting New Arts Learning Efforts

    By Ann Talbott Brown, Director of Arts Education The Arts Education Mini-Grant program has undergone changes in this long-standing grant category. The first revision broadens the type of work funded by empowering a wide network of stakeholders with tools, convening and data to address planning, policy and practice for arts learning. The strategy is to […]

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  3. Poetry Out Loud State Champion Travels to Washington, D.C. for National Competition

    by Meredith Callis, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator Earlier this month, Poetry Out Loud winners from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands gathered in Washington D.C. to compete for the title of Poetry Out Loud national champion. Representing Tennessee was Battle Ground Academy freshman Kendall Grimes, accompanied by her […]

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  4. Crayola teams up with MCPS to enhance student performance

    From Mike Christen, Columbia Daily Herald – Following the release of new statistics showing that nearly half of the state’s graduates are in need of remedial training as they enter college, a local partner with Maury County Public Schools says they are working with the district to improve students’ performance in the classroom. The newly-revealed […]

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  5. New Arts Education Data Available for Tennessee

    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education at Tennessee Arts Commission The Tennessee Arts Education Data Project is the state’s first-ever online searchable database on PK-12 student access to and participation in arts education. The purpose of the project is to empower school districts, educators, policymakers and funders with arts education data for decision-making in […]

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  6. Arts Conferences in Tennessee by Grantees

    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education This time of year usually marks a swirl of activity around conference planning. A few years back, the TN Arts Commission established a biennial convening schedule by offering the Tennessee Arts & Arts Education Conference every other summer, combining the statewide conference for arts administrators with the arts […]

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