(NASHVILLE, TN) — Local State Senator Bill Ketron announced today that five arts grants have been awarded in Maury County from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The grants have been awarded in the amount of $7,000 to the Maury County Arts Guild, $6,400 to the Maury County Public Library, $2,000 to the Tennessee Children’s Home, $3,000 to South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance and $5,000 to Joseph Brown Elementary School.
“I am very pleased that the Tennessee Arts Commission allocated grant money for these arts efforts in our area,” said Senator Ketron. “I am sure they will put the money to good use in promoting the arts for area students and other citizens.”
The Tennessee Arts Commission’s matching grants are made possible through an appropriation of state funds by the General Assembly, federal dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by Tennesseans who buy specialty license plates. The Commission will award over 900 community grants through the 2013 fiscal year, totaling $7.5 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.