Sen. Johnson announces Local Arts Grants

July 10, 2009

Sen. Johnson announces Local Arts Grants

(NASHVILLE, TN), July 10, 2009 Local State Senator Jack Johnson (R- Franklin)announced today that several arts organizations in Williamson County and Davidson Counties, which he represents in Senate District 23, will receive grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission.  The grants include Grassland Elementary School at $5,500, Nashville Old Time String Band Association at $2,200, Travellers Rest Historic House Museum at $5,400, Tennessee Watercolor Society at $7,900 and O’More College of Design at $30,000.

“I am delighted that the Tennessee Arts Commission allocated grant money for these worthy arts efforts in our area,” said Sen. Johnson.  “These grants will be used to promote the arts in our community.”

The Tennessee Art’s Commission’s matching grants are made possible through an appropriation of funds by the General Assembly, federal dollars from the National endowment for the Arts, and by Tennesseans who buy specialty license plates. The Tennessee Arts Commission will award over 850 community grants for the 2010 fiscal year, totaling $7.6 million. The allocation process involves a review by citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate disciplines and a final review by the full 15-member Tennessee Arts Commission.

“These funds enable us to promote the arts so that it will be part of the heritage for future generations of Tennesseans,” added Johnson.

Additional information is available at www.arts.state.tn.us.

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