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  1. Give Your Input for the 2017 POL Anthology

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    From Danielle Brown, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator — Every summer in preparation for the next year’s Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition–an annual national poetry recitation contest–the Poetry Out Loud Foundation reviews the POL Anthology to determine what changes should be made. This is the source from which competitors choose their pieces to perform. New poets and […]

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  2. New STS Guidelines Now Online

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) applications for the 2016-2017 school year will become available August 11. The new STS guidelines are now online. Since 2010, the program has given the opportunity to more than 600,000 students to experience the arts. By providing funds for artist fees, ticket costs and […]

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  3. Youth Development Outcomes in Arts Ed Webinar—Wed., July 13

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    By Denise Brandenburg, NEA Arts Education Specialist — In addition to developing new artistic skills, students who participate in the arts gain other positive traits, such as increased resiliency, personal fulfillment, and becoming more engaged with their communities. But how do you measure this impact? NEA Arts Education Director Ayanna Hudson will discuss this question in a […]

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  4. New Arts360 Arts Integration Schools in West TN

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education — The inaugural year for the TN Arts Commission’s new Arts360 Arts Integration (AE-AI) grant program will support two elementary schools in implementing arts integration. Bartlett Elementary in Bartlett and Sherwood Elementary in Memphis have been approved to begin a three-year pilot program starting during the 2016-2017 academic year. The AE-AI grant […]

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  5. Creative Placemaking Grants Announced

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    From Anne B. Pope, Executive Director — Thirteen diverse applicants that include nonprofit organizations, cities and local governments have been awarded FY 2017 Creative Placemaking grants by the Tennessee Arts Commission. In Creative Placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of their neighborhood, town, city or region […]

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