A! Magazine for the Arts

Tennessee Awarded more than $1 million for Arts and Culture Projects

May 16, 2016

NASHVILLE - In the second major grant announcement during its 50th anniversary year, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded $1,054,900 to the support of a variety of arts and culture projects in Tennessee. Fourteen organizations will be granted, including the TN Arts Commission.

For this round, funds were distributed to four categories: Art Works; Research: Art Works; Our Town; and State and Regional Partnerships.

"The arts are all around us, enhancing our lives in ways both subtle and obvious, expected and unexpected," said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. "Supporting projects like the ones in Tennessee offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day."

"This federal funding will help Tennessee communities continue to thrive through the arts," says Anne B. Pope, executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission. "The number of both urban and rural organizations granted speaks to the quality, depth and diversity of the arts across the state and brings the awardees onto the national stage. Congratulations to all awarded."

The following organizations recieved funding:

Tennessee Arts Commission, Statewide: $799,900
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, Chattanooga, TN: $15,000
Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Clarksville, TN: $10,000
City of Cleveland, Cleveland, TN: $25,000
Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, TN: $10,000
Knox CountyKnoxville, TN: $10,000
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville, TN: $35,000
Humanities Tennessee, Nashville, TN: $20,000
Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Nashville, TN: $50,000
Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville, TN: $10,000
Nashville Repertory Theatre, Nashville, TN: $10,000
Nashville Symphony, Nashville, TN: $25,000
Salama Urban Ministries, Nashville, TN: $10,000
White Lightning Trail Festival, Inc., Tazewell, TN: $25,000

A list of all 1,148 projects organized by state/jurisdiction and city is available here.
A list of all 1,148 projects organized by category and artistic discipline is available here.