Student Ticket Subsidy (STS)

The STS Application Guidelines for the 2017-2018 school are available now! The STS application will open on August 8, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

TN Arts Student Ticket Subsidy

Click here submit the STS Evaluation for the 2016-2017 school year.

The Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) grant program provides funds for artist fees, ticket costs, and transportation fees for students from Tennessee public schools to experience a broad variety of cultural opportunities, arts disciplines, and artists.

Allowable activities include exposure-based arts performances, exhibits, or field trips. Activities also may include artist residencies of more than one day that allow students hands-on participation in an art form. Such activities could also include a supplemental activity like a field trip or school-wide assembly to ensure that many students have access to high quality professional arts and cultural experiences.

Schools may apply for a maximum of $3,000 per fiscal year. Funding for STS is allocated per county according to school age population and by demand. STS applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are expended. Applications must be received a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of the proposed event.

Since 2010, the program has given the opportunity approximately 700,000 students to experience the arts.

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