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  1. Bartlett Elementary lets imaginations romp during arts week

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    By Carolyn Bahm, Express editor – Bartlett Elementary students spent last week learning about sundials, creating metallic art and performing original skits for fellow students. The activities were part of a project led by traveling artist Cherri Coleman, who helped the children build confidence and tap into creativity. The skits were a multi-layered project. Third-graders […]

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  2. Drummer Zig Wajler to judge for the International Hit Like A Girl Drumming Contest

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    By Danielle Brown, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – Tennessee Arts Commission teaching artist and drummer Zig Wajler of Hands On with Zig has been named as a judge for the 2017 International Hit Like A Girl Drumming Contest. This is the sixth annual global drumming contest for female percussionists. Its purpose is to spotlight […]

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  3. ArtEffect Project Now Accepting Applications

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    The ArtEffect Project, with cash prizes totaling $13,500, teaches students their power to create positive change by honoring the legacies of Unsung Heroes from history. The competition is open to U.S. and international students in grades 6-12, and is free to enter. The ArtEffect Project, with a $7,500 grand prize, gives students an opportunity to generate unique, […]

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  4. Arts Education Annual Grants Due Tuesday, January 17

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – Reminder that the deadline for the following annual arts education grants is Tuesday, January 17 by 11:59 p.m. CST: Arts Education Community Learning (AE-CL) Arts Education Teacher Training (AE-TT) Arts360 Funds for At-Risk Youth (FAY) If you need any assistance completing your application in the new Online Grants System, […]

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  5. State Fire Marshal’s Office Announces 2016 Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners

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    By Kevin Waters, Communication Director, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) proudly recognizes the winning entrants in the 2016 Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Winners will be honored at an awards event on January 28, 2017 at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy in Bell Buckle, […]

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