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May 29, 2013


Tennessee Arts Commission To Meet In Nashville

Quarterly meeting will be held at the Tennessee Arts Commission office

NASHVILLE - - The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Commission office, located at 401 Charlotte Avenue. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. (CDT).

According to Bob Wormsley, chair of the Commission, this will be the final quarterly meeting of Fiscal Year 2013. A full agenda is planned.

The agenda will include a report from the Audit Committee, presented by Commission member and chair of the committee Ed Gerace.  A legislative update will be provided by Anne Pope, executive director of the Commission, and committee chair Stephanie Conner will report on the ongoing work of the Strategic Plan Committee.

Donna Chase, who serves on the Commission, will provide a report on the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards. Chase was chair of this year’s awards committee.  The awards were presented in a special ceremony at the Tennessee Residence, Conservation Hall, on Tuesday, April 23. The Governor and First Lady attended and presented the awards to nine recipients.

Tennessee recently participated in Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation competition sponsored by the Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation.  Nan Zireden, special projects coordinator, will report on Tennessee’s participation in the Poetry Out Loud program.

The Consent Agenda will include recommendations for guideline revisions, and an appointment to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Board.

One of the primary items of business is the allocations process, with a detailed report provided by the Allocations Committee. The Commission will address grant funding for Fiscal Year 2014 during this session.

Another important item on the agenda is the appointment of Commission officers for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. Retiring Commission members will be recognized for their service. Those members include Bob Wormsley of Caryville, Gale Jones Carson of Memphis, and Lucia Gilliland of Memphis.

  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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