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Volume 24, Number 11 — December 2017

TAC Awards Grants to Arts Organizations

September 14, 2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) has announced grants awarded to local organizations for Fiscal Year 2009 (July 1, 2008 ? June 30, 2009).

TAC grants are made possible through an appropriation of state funds by the General Assembly, federal dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts, and Tennesseans who purchase specialty license plates.

"The state is indeed fortunate to have elected leaders who support the work of the Tennessee Arts Commission in building better communities through the arts," said Donna Chase, chair of the TAC.

The Commission will award over 850 grants during Fiscal Year 2009, totaling more than $7.2 million dollars. These funds have a direct impact on communities across Tennessee, in both urban and rural areas.

Grant categories include: Arts Build Communities, Arts Access, Arts Education, Arts Project Support, General Operating Support, Individual Artist Fellowships, Major Cultural Institutions, Rural Arts Project Support, Student Ticket Subsidy, Technical Assistance, Touring, Special Opportunities, and Professional Development Support.

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

"The arts are changing lives in Tennessee. They improve education when integrated into the curriculum. They contribute to our economy, make our communities exciting and livable, and make us better citizens," said Chase, adding that "$4.8 million of the Commission's grant funding is made possible through the sale of specialty and collegiate license plates which Tennesseans voluntarily purchase each year."

The Tennessee Arts Commission is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences that add value to the lives of every citizen, and enhance the quality of life in Tennessee communities. Additional information on grant programs offered by the Tennessee Arts Commission is available online at: www.arts.state.tn.us.

Below is a list of regional grants. View the full list at http://arts.state.tn.us/grants_FY09.pdf.

GREENE
— Niswonger Performing Arts Center
, Greeneville: $7,300 — Staff Salary Support for NPAC
— Tusculum College, Greeneville $5,600 — Arts Outreach Costume Shop

HAMBLEN
— Rose Center & Council for the Arts
, Morristown: $21,000 — Operating Support; $38,268 — Student Ticket Subsidy; $39,145 — ABC Designated Agency Application

HAWKINS
— Arts, Culture, Enrichment Council of Hawkins County
, Rogersville: $5,300 — Shakespeare and Friends Celtic Renaissance Faire
— Heritage Association of Rogersville, Rogersville: $4,900 — Heritage Days 2008

KNOX
— Actors Co-op, Inc
., Knoxville: $5,690 — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
— Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, Knoxville: $6,400 — Arts Integration Practical Using Digital Storytelling; $80,980 — ABC Designated Agency Application; $26,400 — Operating Support; $82,779 — Student Ticket Subsidy
— Beck Cultural Exchange Center, Inc., Knoxville: $5,600 — The Color of Justice (children's theatre)
— Bijou Theatre Center, Knoxville: $6,720 — Cultural Arts Series
— Carpetbag Theatre, Inc., Knoxville: $6,900 — The Women Gather; $12,000 — Operating Support
— Circle Modern Dance, Knoxville: $3,200 — Artistic and Administrative Support
— Community School of the Arts, Knoxville: $5,550 — Side-By-Side Visual Arts Apprentice Program
— Cumberland Communities Communications, Knoxville: $20,150 — Corporation Operating Support
— East Tennessee Community Design Center, Knoxville: $11,870 — Operating Support
— East Tennessee Technology Access Center, Inc., Knoxville: $3,200 — Creating an eXceptional Orchestra
— Friends of the Knox County Public Library (FOL), Knoxville: $4,000 — Magic Treehouse: The Musical (children's theatre)
— Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation, Knoxville: $4,250 — Cultural Arts Series
— Joy of Music Youth Music School, Knoxville $2,700 — Group Music Lessons at Joy of Music School; $10,500 — Operating Support; $4,100 — Music Outreach to Agencies Working with Low-Income Youth
— Jubilee Community Arts, Knoxville: $3,700 — Workshops in Folk Arts, Oral History, and Artist Presentation; $16,200 — Operating Support
— Knox County Public Library, Knoxville: $4,800 — Knoxville Jazz Festival
— Knox Heritage, Knoxville: $2,400 — Art & Architecture Tour
— Knoxville Choral Society, Knoxville: $6,400 — 2008-2009 Concert Season
— Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville: $66,800 — Operating Support; $1,900 — Beaumont Museum Partnership Program
— Knoxville Symphony Society, Knoxville: $4,400 — Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Rehearsal Assistant Program
— Knoxville Symphony Society, Knoxville: $73,300 — Operating Support
— Knoxville Wind Symphony, Knoxville: $5,080 — Performance of Wind Masterworks for Students and Teachers
— Knoxville Writer's Guild, Knoxville $1,100 — Workshops; $1,000 — Anthology
— Telamon Corporation, Knoxville $5,110 — Manos, Barro y Familia (Hands, Clay, & Family); $4,050 — Growing TN: Rural Youth Cultivate Common Ground
— TN Children's Dance Ensemble, Knoxville: $15,450 — Operating Support
— TN Folklore Society, Knoxville: $4,200 — Publication of the Tennessee Folklore Society
— TN Stage Company, Knoxville: $6,880 — Shakespeare On The Square
— TN Theatre Association, Knoxville: $7,900 — Annual Conference 2008

SEVIER
— Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
, Gatlinburg: $75,800 — Operating Support
— Gatlinburg Gateway Foundation, Gatlinburg: $3,840 — Promotional Support for the 2009 Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival
— Sevierville Intermediate School, Sevierville: $2,500 — Social Studies and Visual Arts

SULLIVAN
— Arts Alliance Mountain Empire
, Bristol: $6,000 — A! Magazine for the Arts
— Arts Council of Greater, Kingsport, Kingsport: $8,000 — Administrative Staff Support for ACGK Arts Education Programs
— Birthplace of Country Music Alliance, Bristol $7,200 — Website Development; $22,000 — Operating Support
— Bristol Concert Ballet Company, Bristol: $5,140 — Operating Support
— Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Bristol: $6,750 — Country Mural Stage — Sept. 19-21, 2008
— Cultural Arts Division City of Kingsport, Kingsport: $6,000 — Sculpture Walk Exhibition
— Kingsport Ballet, Kingsport: $15,300 — Operating Support
— Kingsport Theatre Guild, Inc., Kingsport: $5,000 — Salary Support
— Symphony of the Mountains, Kingsport: $22,500 — Operating Support
— Theatre Bristol, Bristol: $9,000 — Operating Support
— Valeria Sinyavskaya, Kingsport: $5,000 — Individual Artist Fellowship — Dance (Choreography)

WASHINGTON
— International Storytelling Center
, Jonesborough: $49,300 — Operating Support
— Johnson City Area Arts Council, Johnson City: $17,200 — Operating Support; $4,450 — Arts 4 Learning Conference; $25,525 — ABC Designated Agency Application; $6,600 — Cultural Crossroads Trail Guide to Northeast Tennessee; $23,673 — Student Ticket Subsidy; $6,000 — Arts Corps
— Johnson City Symphony Orchestra Inc., Johnson City: $12,000 — Operating Support
— UMOJA/Unity Committee Inc., Johnson City: $5,200 — UMOJA/UNITY Festival