Tennessee Arts Commission
01/19/21 11:59 PM (CST)
Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $15,000 to Tennessee nonprofit organizations, government entities, and quasi-governmental entities for arts activities that benefit the community. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to seven days to complete. Funding is intended to help build stronger communities through the arts for positive economic and community outcomes.
The Creative Placemaking (CP) grant is designed to help communities enhance the distinctive local character of Tennessee places for positive economic and community outcomes. Successful CP applications will demonstrate how proposed projects will materially improve the physical and social character of their neighborhoods, districts, municipalities, or regions through arts and cultural activities or assets. Funding will depend upon an application’s rating from the review process and the total amount of funds available to the Tennessee Arts Commission for grant allocation. In addition to merit ratings, the Commission seeks a diversity of project designs, locations and community settings across Tennessee for CP projects.
The Commission believes that creativity is a catalyst for innovation, entrepreneurship and invention. Many organizations, businesses and local governments collaborate to reinvest in and revitalize their communities, and the arts often represent a way to cultivate and capitalize upon creativity with lasting economic benefits.
In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city or region around arts and cultural activities or assets. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business visibility and public safety, and brings diverse people together to build shared understanding of culture and community.
Examples of eligible projects or activities may include but are not limited to:
GrantWatch ID#: 155942
The Tennessee Arts Commission expects to provide five to ten awards. At least two awards will be made to eligible rural applicants.
The Tennessee Arts Commission expects to provide five to ten awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for projects that occur in one place. Applications that involve partnerships of two or more towns, cities and/or counties can request up to $15,000.
For Projects Occurring FY2022: July 1, 2021 - June 15, 2022
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi
Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.
Grants of up to $20,000 to USA and Territories nonprofit organizations and academic institutions for research projects addressing social change. Priority will be given to projects promoting racial justice and equitable legal practices including projects on racism, class
Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d
Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are
Grants to USA and International nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, and agencies for initiatives to benefit families, children, and communities. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Focus areas include equitable communi
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life for residents. Grant funds will support innovative projects and initiatives that encourage environmental awareness and activism. Funding is intended to support activism, educate and engage, strengthen
Grants to Alberta and USA nonprofit organizations for projects and programs to benefit communities where the funding source has a presence. Funding is intended for projects in the focus areas of education, hunger prevention, health and wellness, and disaster relief. A p
Donations and sponsorships to USA nonprofits that provide programs and services in the areas of arts, PreK-12 education, and literacy. Funding is intended for both organizations with a national focus and organizations that provide local services. For local organizations