HOW TO APPLY
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 2015 Rolling Grant Deadlines
For projects occurring before June 30, 2015, these applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the project:
Funds are available in the following categories:
- Arts Education Mini-Grant
- Arts Education Teacher Incentive
- Special Opportunities - No funding remains for current fiscal year
- Technical Assistance - No funding remains for current fiscal year
- Professional Development Support - No funding remains for current fiscal year
- Touring Grant - No funding remains for current fiscal year
- Student Ticket Subsidy is closed for 2014-2015 school year.
Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Grant Deadlines
For projects without rolling deadlines occurring July 1, 2015 – Jun 30, 2016, these applications must be submitted by the following deadlines:
Monday, January 5, 2015
Cultural Education Partnership
Major Cultural Institution
Monday, January 12, 2015 (Must contact AE Staff by January 5, 2015 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 20, 2015
Arts Access (Must contact AA Director by January 16, 2015 to discuss intent to apply)
Arts Project Support
Rural Arts Project Support
Monday, January 26, 2015
Individual Artist Fellowship
Wednesday, July 1, 2016
Arts Build Communities
Operational support for arts organizations or
Support for a variety of arts programming
Support for professional artists and
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.
For an overview of the grant application process, see the Online eGrant Workshop.
Additionally, the following link may be helpful. 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