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Student Ticket Subsidy (STS)

Important:
OPEN counties after the 5th round of STS for the 2016-2017 school year:

Giles, Lewis, Perry, Pickett, Sequatchie, Stewart, Van Buren

If your county isn't listed above, it is closed for this STS season. The application for the 2017-2018 school year will open on August 8, 2017.


TN Arts Student Ticket Subsidy

Click here to apply or 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 to more than 600,000 students to experience the arts.

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