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  1. AFTA’s VANS Custom Culture Grant Deadline Approaching

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    From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — Americans for the Arts (AFTA) VANS Custom Culture Grant extended deadline is almost here — applications will close at 5 p.m. ET on December 16, 2016. These grants are available to public high schools (including charter schools) serving students in grades 9-12. The grants are intended to encourage the inclusion of the […]

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  2. Register for ESSA Town Hall Meetings—Happening Soon!

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    From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — The TN Department of Education has scheduled several town hall meetings over the next several days—with one having already occurred in Knoxville—to continue the conversation as they develop the state plan to transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The state has outlined highlights and opportunities […]

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  3. Thank you for the ‘Thank you’

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    From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — The Tennessee Arts Commission was very touched to receive a number of handwritten—and illustrated—notes from the fourth grade class of Cedar Bluff Elementary. Through the funding of a Student Ticket Subsidy grant, the class was able to attend the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Here are a handful that […]

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  4. Basketmaking at Jo Byrns High School

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    From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — Last week, the Commission’s Arts Education team made a site visit to Jo Bryns High School in Robertson County to see the Basketmaking Art Gallery exhibition that was part of a Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) grant. The grant allowed for a 6-day in school teaching artist residency. […]

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  5. Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum to Host 2017 TN Poetry Out Loud Competition

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    From Dani Brown, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator — The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will be the 2017 host for the statewide Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission. Student finalists from across Tennessee will visit the Museum on March 3-4, 2017 to compete for the state […]

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