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March 1, 2010

Tennessee Arts Commission Announces Date For Quarterly Meeting

NASHVILLE - - The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting in Nashville on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. (CST) at the Commission office, located at 401 Charlotte Avenue.

According to Kim McClamroch, chair of the Commission, the agenda will include a report from the Audit Committee addressing risk management policies the agency’s staff uses in controlling the way grants are managed. Sameera Lowe, executive director of Tennesseans for the Arts (TFTA), will report on Arts Advocacy Day on the Hill. The annual event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10 in the Polk Theatre of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. Lowe will discuss this year’s activities, which include an advocacy meeting and legislative luncheon. Additionally, a legislative update will be provided by Molly Pratt, government and community relations consultant for TFTA. Pratt will report on issues and legislation in the 106th General Assembly that pertain to the arts and arts-related funding.

Commission members have been actively engaged with their constituents across the state in an ambitious public awareness campaign. They will report on projects and programs associated with the campaign, including efforts to promote the sale of specialty license plates. The agenda also includes information on Social Media 2002, a series of statewide workshops for arts organizations utilizing social media as part of their marketing strategy. Social media is emerging as an effective and affordable method of communication for Tennessee’s nonprofit arts organizations. During the month of May, the Commission will contract with CoolPeopleCare, Inc., in presenting an advanced workshop in five locations across the state.

The Commission meets quarterly, and meetings are open to the public.

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 enhances the quality of life in Tennessee communities.

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