Student Ticket Subsidy (STS)

The Student Ticket Subsidy Grant Application is now open for the 2021-2022 school year for projects occurring between September 13, 2021-May 27, 2022.

TN Arts Student Ticket Subsidy

The Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) grant program provides funds for artist fees, tickets, and transportation fees for students from TN public schools to experience a broad variety of cultural opportunities, arts disciplines, and arts learning from artists during the school day. Since 2010, the program has given the opportunity to approximately one million students to experience the arts.

Schools may apply for a maximum of $3,000 per fiscal year. Funding for STS is allocated per county according to school-age population and by demand. STS applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are expended. Applications must be received a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of the proposed event.

Please refer to the complete STS guidelines here:

Direct questions to:

Chris Sweatt, Director of Arts Education, or 615-253-8914