Arts Education Benefits
A student involved in the arts is 4x more likely recognized for academic achievement. (AFTA)
72% of business leaders say creativity is the #1 skill they seek when hiring. (AFTA)
Students with an arts-rich education are more likely to volunteer and exhibit greater civic engagement. (AEP)
Several Arts Education Grant categories support the development of positive student outcomes through high quality exposure-based and experiential, in-depth arts experiences in schools and community settings.Explore Grant Opportunities
The Tennessee Arts Commission supports initiatives to strengthen arts learning through data, teaching artists, poetry recitation competitions, arts integration and more.
Teaching Artist Roster
Professional artists enhance the educational process and provide inroads to learning that are engaging, creative and meaningful.
Learn more about the library of arts education tools, guides, databases and additional funding resources here.
Grantee Spotlight: East Hickman Middle School
East Hickman Middle School from Lyles, Tennessee received an Arts Education Mini-Grant to work with Wood & Strings Theatre, a national touring company based in Centerville that has designed and produced engaging educational events for 38 years. The project was titled Puppetry and Folklore with instruction and direction led by teaching artist Clarissa Lega.Learn More