(NASHVILLE, TN) — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) announced today that two arts grants have been awarded to organizations in Campbell County from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The 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.
Campbell Culture Coalition will receive a $9,000 grant and Friends of Cumberland Trail will receive $5,590 in the category of Rural Arts Project Support.
“I am very pleased these grants have been awarded to Campbell Culture Coalition and Friends of Cumberland Trail,” said Senator Yager. “I know they will put them to good use in preserving our cultural heritage for future generations in this county.”
The Arts Commission will award approximately 1,000 community grants in both urban and rural areas through the 2016 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 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.”