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Arts Essential to Learning

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By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education The Tennessee Arts Commission recently spent 18 months gathering feedback from Tennesseans about the role of the arts in their communities, schools and lives for the basis of a new five-year strategic plan. The new plan includes a goal solely devoted to arts education: Arts Essential to Learning. […]

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TN Arts Student Ticket Subsidy

STS Program Gives Students Arts Experiences

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By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director of the Tennessee Arts Commission. Published in Nashville Arts Magazine, October 2014 The Tennessee Arts Commission is currently accepting FY-2015 Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) Program applications and is looking forward to providing another year of arts experiences to public school students across the state. The STS Program gives students, […]

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Tennessee Junior says ‘victory’ in national poetry competition

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By James Wells, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator. Published in Nashville Arts, July 2014 Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a recitation competition that starts as a school contest. Nationwide, a student body of 365,000 vied for vocal distinction in their respective states. In Tennessee alone, 8,000 students competed for a spot at the state competition. […]

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Help Fund Arts Education with the New Arts License Plate

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By Senator Doug Overbey, Op Ed, The Tennessean, January 25, 2014 On March 5, 2014, Tennesseans for The Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission will officially launch a new Arts license plate, the first in over 10 years. With its vibrant colors and look reminiscent to the traditional printing style of the letter-press, it will definitely […]

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