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  1. 2018-19 Poetry Out Loud Registration Officially Open

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    By Meredith Callis, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – The Tennessee Arts Commission is excited to be hosting Poetry Out Loud for the 10thyear. Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide program created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, encouraging the study of poetry to high schoolers through a unique competition. […]

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  2. State of the Arts 2018 Music Grant Launches

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    By Chandler Hopper, Classroom Chronicles – If you are a music educator who attended the general session at the Tennessee Music Education Association Annual Conference in April, you witnessed Governor Haslam, Commissioner McQueen, Sarah Trahern (CMA Foundation), Martina McBride, and TMEA Past-President Jonathan Vest make a historic announcement about Tennessee: State of the Arts. State of […]

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  3. Teachers, Mark Your Calendars—STS Grant Application Opens August 9

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – August marks the unofficial ending of summer and the beginning of another school year for teachers and students across Tennessee. This month also marks the opening of the Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) grant program which provides funds for artist fees, tickets, and transportation for students from Tennessee […]

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  4. Arts & Cultural Industries: Enriching Communities Through Arts and Culture

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    By Ann Talbott Brown, Director of Arts Education – What are Arts and Cultural Industries? Arts and Cultural Industries involve a cross-sector of government, nonprofit organizations, businesses and individual artists and performers that enrich communities through arts and cultural activities. A career in arts and culture is often referred to as arts administration or arts […]

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  5. Tennessee Fine Arts Standards: A New Vision and Purpose

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    By Brad Foust, DMA, District Fine Arts Specialist at Bartlett City Schools This article originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of the Nashville Arts Magazine. Under the leadership of Dr. Dru Davison, Fine Arts Advisor with Shelby County Schools, a team of teachers from across the state worked for two years to write and […]

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