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September 19, 2007


NASHVILLE - - The Tennessee Arts Commission will offer nine grant making workshops for applicants seeking Fiscal Year 2009 grant funding from the Commission.  The workshops are scheduled during the months of October and November, and will be held in all geographic areas of the state.

“All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of the sessions in order to learn about any guideline changes, and to strengthen their individual application,” said Rod Reiner, deputy director of the Commission. The workshops will cover general grant categories.

All workshops will begin at 2 p.m.  The complete schedule is listed below:

Friday, Oct. 5
Northwest Tennessee Development District Office
124 Weldon Drive
Martin, TN 38237-1308
Local Contact: Jo Billingsby - 713-587-4213

Wednesday, Oct. 10
Renaissance Center
1200 East Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Local Contact: Cathie Faust - 423-392-8420

Friday, Oct. 12
Hunter Museum of Art
10 Bluff View
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Local Contact: Monica Bradley - 423-752-0992

Wednesday, Oct. 17
Jackson Arts Council
314 E. Main Street
Jackson, TN 38301
Local Contact: Kathi Landon Leatherwood - 731-423-2787

Friday, Oct. 19
Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104-2756
Local Contact: Karleen Gardner - 901-544-6243

Wednesday, Oct. 24
Tullahoma South Jackson Civic Association
404 South Jackson Street
Tullahoma, TN
Local Contact: Coleen Saunders - 931-455-5321

Friday, Oct. 26
Putnam County Public Library
50 East Broad Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Local Contact: Dale Stapp - 931-528-3636

Wednesday, Oct. 31
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park
Knoxville, TN 37916-1653
Local Contact: Joyce Jacopelle - 865-934-2046

Friday, Nov. 9
Watkins College of Art & Design
2298 MetroCenter Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228-1306
Local Contact: Linda Schwab - 615-277-7458

For more information on the grant programs offered by the Tennessee Arts Commission contact Rod Reiner, deputy director of the Commission, at 615-741-2093 or e-mail: rod.reiner@state.tn.us.    

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.

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