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Latest Arts Education News

  1. Welcome Meredith Callis to the Team!

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – Meredith Callis has joined the Tennessee Arts Commission as Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator. Meredith comes to us from Chattanooga where she worked as a teaching artist in Hamilton County Schools. Most recently, she spent the summer in Boston at the Children’s Art Centre, America’s first and […]

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  2. Commission Continues to Cultivate Arts Essential to Learning

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – At the Commission’s fall quarterly meeting, I reported on the continued progress toward Goal 3 of the Commission’s 2015-2019 strategic plan: Thriving TN Arts & Culture. Under Goal 3, Arts Essential to Learning, the Commission’s first objective is to foster arts education for all Tennessee children and youth. […]

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  3. Sculptures and Stories and Snakes, Oh My!

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – First-grade students at Beaumont Magnet Academy in Knoxville spent Wednesday morning learning how to create model magic clay snakes with the help of Knoxville-based teaching artist Annamaria Gundlach. Annamaria’s lesson was based around a story written by the artist titled Sammy, the Silent Singing Snake. In addition to creating their […]

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  4. National Arts Education Week Sept. 11-15

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    By Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts – National Arts in Education Week is supported by Americans for the Arts on behalf of the field of arts education to bring visibility to the cause, unify stakeholders with a shared message, and provide the tools and resources for local leaders to advance arts […]

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  5. 2017-18 STS Applications Open August 8

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) applications for the 2017-2018 school year will become available August 8 at 8:00 a.m. CDT, 9:00 a.m. EDT.  Since 2010, the STS program has given the opportunity to more than 700,000 students to experience the arts. By providing funds for artist fees, ticket costs and transportation […]

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