Student Ticket Subsidy


“Student Ticket Subsidy is no longer available for the 2013-2014 school year. The eGrant application for 2014-2015 Student Ticket Subsidy will open on August 26, 2014 at 8:00 am, Central Standard Time.”


Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) is a program administered by the Tennessee Arts Commission. The program provides ticket subsidy funds to Tennessee public schools to expose students to a broad variety of cultural experiences, arts disciplines, and artists.

Schools may apply for a maximum of $3,000 per fiscal year. Funding for STS is allocated per county according to school age population and by demand. STS applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds are expended. Applications must be received a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of the project. For more information view the Student Ticket Subsidy Grant Guidelines.

Search for an STS Artist
Artists must be selected from the Teaching Artist Roster on the Tennessee Arts Commission Roster here. Search by Program Type by clicking on Student Ticket Subsidy.

Information for Schools
Click here for STS information for schools.

Information for Artists
Click here for STS information for artists.

Schools and artists should direct questions to one of the following TAC staff members. Please do not direct the same question to multiple staff, as this will slow down the response time.

James Wells , Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator, at or 615-532-5934.

Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts, at or 615-532-9796.

Ann Talbott Brown, Director of Arts Education, at or 615-532-5939.