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February 28, 2013


Tennessee Arts Commission Announces Date For Quarterly Meeting

Commission will meet in Nashville on Tuesday, March 12



NASHVILLE - - The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Commission office in Nashville, located at 401 Charlotte Avenue.  The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. (CT).

According to Bob Wormsley, chair of the Commission, the agenda will include reports from the Audit Committee and the Strategic Plan Committee, along with a report on the Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant category. The ABC program was suspended for FY2013, but is being reinstated for FY2014.  The ABC program seeks to build communities by nurturing artists, arts organizations, and arts supporters in each of the state’s 95 counties.

A report will also be provided on the Peer Advisory Panel Review schedule. Grant applications submitted to the Commission are reviewed by 16 different panels that meet annually to evaluate applications in different grant categories. These evaluations are critical to the grant making process in determining funding from the Commission.

The Interboard Committee for the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards will provide a report on recent planning for the upcoming event. The Governor’s Arts Awards, held every two years, are Tennessee’s highest honor in the Arts. The 2013 recipients will be announced in the spring.

Representing Tennesseans for the Arts (TFTA), Liza Zenni and Molly Pratt will provide a Legislative update, and a report on Arts Advocacy Day on the Hill. Art Advocacy Day will bring together all segments of Tennessee’s arts community on Tuesday, March 19 at Nashville’s Public Library. Zenni is president of TFTA, and Pratt is the government and community relations consultant for the arts advocacy organization.
The Commission’s quarterly 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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The Tennessee Arts Commission is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences that add value to the lives of every citizen, enhances the quality of life in Tennessee communities.

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