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Mark Making introduces Magic Markers, a program to help teens

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By Ashley Coker, The Pulse – Chattanooga is entering a golden age when it comes to art appreciation, but a ride around the city will still lead you through plenty of eyesores. Dilapidated and graffiti-ed buildings still abound in some neighborhoods, including East Chattanooga. Mark Making is out to change that. The organization, founded by Frances […]

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Back to School with the Arts

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by Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education, originally published in Nashville Arts magazine, August 2015 August means back to school for many. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils, a new box of crayons, and pink erasers are synonymous with a new academic year. For teachers, lesson planning, in-services, and organizing classrooms mark the beginning of […]

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STS opens Tuesday, August 4

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From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – The Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) online eGrant application opens Tuesday, August 4 at 8:00 a.m. CDT. Schools may apply for funding to either have an artist or arts group brought into the school, or for students to take a field trip to see a performance or visit […]

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Tennessee Arts Academy: Arts Leadership, Administration and Assessment workshop

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By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – Last week, the Tennessee Arts Commission was invited to provide information about grants and programs for teachers and curriculum coordinators attending the Arts Leadership, Administration and Assessment workshop at the Tennessee Arts Academy. The workshop we offered provided the opportunity for attendees to learn about the Tennessee Arts Commission […]

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Goodwill Summer Program visits the Commission

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By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and development – On Monday, we had the pleasure of hosting a wonderful group of teenagers from Goodwill’s Summer TRAC Job Readiness Program. Twelve students along with their instructor, Sam Smith arrived at our office to learn about the arts in Tennessee. After introductions, Krishna Adams, Director of Visual […]

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