The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville awarded 36 Arts Build Communities grants for art projects from non-profit organizations located within the following eleven East Tennessee counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union.
Tax-exempt, non-profit, private educational institutions, entities of government (such as Parks and Recreation, public libraries, public schools), and colleges and universities were eligible to apply for art-related activities that serve the needs of surrounding communities or the State and are designed to involve a broad audience.
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Foundation
Union County Board of Education
The Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant program provides funds for a variety of quality arts projects. The Alliance administers the block grant within each county on a per capita basis and sub-grants the funds through an open competitive grant process. Applications contained a clear, single-focus project or portion of a project that began October 15, 2005, or later and concludes by June 15, 2006. Funds awarded to a single organization in this category ranged from $500 to $3,000. Grant funds must be matched dollar-for-dollar.
Arts Builds Communities (ABC) is a program funded by the Tennessee General Assembly and administered in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission and The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville. The short-term objective of this grant is to create a decentralized distribution process for certain State dollars. A long-term objective is to build Tennessee’s communities by nurturing artists, arts organizations (including local arts agencies), and arts support in each of its ninety-five counties.
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions by assuring their creative, financial, and operational well-being. The Arts & Culture Alliance provides leadership and advocacy that establishes and maintains the success of the arts and the cultural environment of greater Knoxville, as well as providing for a strong climate for cultural and economic interaction between the arts and the community as a whole.
For more information please call Cheryl at (865) 523-7543 or visit the Arts & Culture Alliance at the Emporium building, 100 S. Gay Street. www.knoxalliance.com