Rep. Richard Floyd Announces The 2014-15 Annual Community Arts And Culture Grants

Monday, June 23, 2014

Rep. Richard Floyd, representing District 27, has released the list of grant award recipients from the Tennessee Arts Commission for Fiscal Year 2015 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) in his district. This is the first of a series of grants that will be made by the Tennessee Arts Commission throughout FY-15.

The award recipients include:  Signal Mountain Middle High School, Ballet Tennessee and
Tennessee Presenters Corporation.

“Tennessee is very fortunate to have elected leaders who support the investments in our state’s arts and cultural assets that benefit our communities and schools,” said Anne B.

Pope, executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission. “The arts positively impact communities all across our state including improving quality of life, adding to our state’s economy and helping to provide a more balanced education for our children.”

According to Ms. Pope, the Tennessee Arts Commission will award over 600 grants during Fiscal Year 2015, totaling more than $5.3 million dollars. "These funds have a direct impact on communities across Tennessee, in both urban and rural areas," she continued. 

Grant categories include Arts Access, Arts Education, Arts Project Support, Partnership Support, Individual Artist Fellowships, Major Cultural Institutions, Cultural Education Partnership and Rural Arts Partnership.

The Commission’s allocations process involves a review by citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate arts disciplines and a review by the full 15-member Tennessee Arts Commission.

Other grant opportunities are offered throughout the year with rolling deadlines for qualifying organizations and individuals. They include grants for Arts Build Communities, Arts Education Teacher Incentives, Student Ticket Subsidy, Technical Assistance, Special Opportunities and Professional Development.


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