TN Arts Commission Approves Grant Award For Lee University $1,500

Friday, June 2, 2017
Representative Kevin Brooks, representing the 24th Legislative District announced Friday that Lee University is the recipient of a grant from the TN Arts Commission for Fiscal Year 2018 in the amount of $1,500. 
 
“I am very pleased to announce this investment for arts and cultural programing in our community,” said Rep. Brooks.  “Investments in arts and culture offer all of us a better quality of life, provide our children with a more complete education, stimulate economic development and help attract tourists to our city and state.” 
 
“Tennessee is fortunate to have elected leaders who support how these investments positively impact and help define our state’s arts and cultural assets,” said Ann B.
Pope, executive director of the TN Arts Commission.  “The arts can instill value in a place economically, aesthetically and culturally.” 
 
According to Pope, the Commission will award approximately 1,000 grants during Fiscal Year 2018, totaling more than $5.5 million dollars.  These funds have a direct impact on communities across Tennessee, in both urban and rural area.  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 a citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate arts disciplines and a review by the full 15-member 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.  Additional information on grant programs offered by the Tennessee Arts commission is available at tnartscommission.org
 
The Tennessee Arts Commission is the state arts agency whose mission is to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities. 
 
Rep. Kevin Brooks serves the 24th Legislative District in Cleveland and Bradley County.  He and his wife, Kim are involved in their local community, schools, and church. Their son Zach is a Lee University employee and their daughter Elizabeth is enrolled at the Lee University School of Nursing.

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