(NASHVILLE, TN), June 22, 2010 – Local State Senator Bill Ketron announced today that three arts grants totaling a combined $11,300 have been awarded in Maury County from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The grants have been awarded to the Maury County Arts Guild, Maury County Public Library and the Joseph Brown Elementary School.
“We are delighted that the Tennessee Arts Commission allocated grant money for these worthy arts efforts in our area,” said Senator Ketron. “These grants will be used to promote the arts in our community.”
The Tennessee Arts 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 2011 fiscal year, totaling $7.3 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.
The Tennessee Arts Commission is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences, ensure the citizens of Tennessee have access to and participate in the arts. Additional information is available at www.arts.state.tn.us.