Each year the Commission offers competitive grants in several categories to individuals, government, and nonprofit/chartered-in-Tennessee organizations.  Please review the eligibility requirements under the Who Can Apply section before proceeding with application. All applicants are required to read the Legal Requirements before submitting application.  To apply, review Deadlines, Guidelines and eGrant Information below.


Fiscal Year 2013 Rolling Grant Deadlines
For projects occurring July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013, these applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the project:

For Student Ticket Subsidy projects occurring during the 2012-2013 school year, the application opens September 11, 2012 for projects beginning no earlier than October 11, 2012.

Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Grant Deadlines
For projects without rolling deadlines occurring July 1, 2013 – Jun 30, 2014, these applications must be submitted by the following deadlines:

Monday, January 7, 2013                  
Cultural Education Partnership                
Major Cultural Institution             

Monday, January 14, 2013 (Must contact AE Staff by January 7, 2013 to discuss intent to apply)   
Arts Education Artist-in-Residence
Arts Education Community Learning
Arts Education Teacher Training
Funds for At-Risk Youth

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Arts Access (Must contact AA Director by January 18, 2013 to discuss intent to apply)
Arts Project Support
Partnership Support
Rural Arts Project Support

Monday, January 28, 2013
Individual Artist Fellowship





Operational support for arts organizations or
arts educational institutions with prior
Commission funding history




Support for a variety of arts programming




Support for professional artists and
arts administrators




Support for arts educational programming and professional development



All grant applications must be submitted in the eGrant system. Each grant category has specific guidelines with which grant applications must be submitted accordingly. For more information on how to submit a specific grant application, view the guidelines for that category.

eGrant Application Tutorial
These instructions are for general reference only and are patterned on annual grants with January deadlines.  Note: Arts Education and Individual Artist Fellowship guidelines include eGrant instructions specific to those applications.


Application system for Tennessee Arts Commission grants