The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville awarded 47 Arts Build Communities (ABC) grants for art projects from non-profit organizations located within the following East Tennessee counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Knox, 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.
Three of the groups which received grants:
Blount County: Appalachian Ballet Company, Blount County Chamber of Commerce Foundation,
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
Sevier County: Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
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 could begin October 15, 2007, or later and must conclude by June 15, 2008. 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.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.