Representative Don Miller and Senator Steve Southerland Announce $17,900 Arts Grant for Hamblen County

(NASHVILLE, TN), July 11, 2011 –State Senator Steve Southerland (R—Morristown) and Representative Don Miller (R—Morristown) announced today that a Hamblen County arts organization will receive a total of $17,900 in grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The organization is the Rose Center & Council for the Arts.

“It is great to see the Tennessee Arts Commission allocate grant money for the Rose Center and its efforts to promote the arts in our area,” said Rep. Miller. “This grant will go a long way towards ensuring the continued work of the Center.”
The Tennessee Arts Commission’s matching grants are made possible primarily through the sale of collegiate/university, personalized, and specialty motor vehicle license plates.
The Commission also receives funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission will award over 950 community grants through the 2012 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.
 
“I am very proud to work with arts organizations like the Rose Center,” added Senator Southerland. “Hamblen County and our entire community are blessed with a rich arts heritage and we should continue educating people about it.”

“The State is indeed fortunate to have elected leaders who support the work of the Tennessee Arts Commission in building better communities through the arts,” said Ellen M. Hays, chair of the Tennessee Arts Commission.

The Commission will award over 950 community grants through the 2012 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. Additional information on grant programs offered by the Tennessee Arts Commission is available at: www.arts.state.tn.us.

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