(NASHVILLE, TN) — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) announced today that an arts grant has been awarded to the Campbell Culture Coalition from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The $7,700 grant is 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.
“I am very pleased this grant has been awarded to Campbell Culture Coalition,” said Senator Yager. “I know it will be put to good use in preserving our cultural heritage for future generations in this county.”
The Commission will award over 900 community grants through the 2014 fiscal year, totaling $5.3 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.
“I hope we will continue to see arts grant awards in Campbell County,” added Yager. “I urge local arts organizations to apply for these funds and hope to see more awards announced next year.”