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Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants Available through the Arts & Heritage Fund

March 17, 2017

From the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville

Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants Available through the Arts & Heritage Fund

Up to $100,000 available for Individuals and Organizations

(03/16/2017/Knoxville) – The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to announce Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants, a new funding program through the Arts & Heritage Fund. Distributed through the Arts & Culture Alliance, Bailey Opportunity grants provide financial and technical support to individual artists and small, professionally-oriented arts and culture organizations (whose budgets are under $100,000). The grants are designed to spur continued artistic and administrative growth in innovative, entrepreneurial artists and organizations at any stage in their development. Projects that allow for the exploration of new avenues of creativity, wrestling with new ideas that can advance one’s creative work, and strengthening existing output are especially encouraged.

The application receipt deadline is4:30 PM (EST)onMonday, May 8.

Awards range from $500 to $75,000.Bailey Opportunity grants will invest $100,000 in East Tennessee arts projects and programs taking placeJuly 3, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Interested applicants may view the guidelines and download the application at

The goal of Bailey Opportunity Grants is to create a more vital creative community in Knoxville by: encouraging contributions to the city’s economy and quality of life by artists and arts and history organizations; positioning Knoxville as a community that honors its creative industry and supports the efforts of artists and organizations to achieve excellence; and raising public profiles of artists and organizations within the city and beyond.

Free technical assistance grant workshops for interested applicants will be held onMonday, April 3, at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The workshop for Organizations will be held at3:30 PM, and the workshop for Individuals will be held at5:30 PM. For more information about Bailey Opportunity Grants or to RSVP for the workshops, please contact Liza Zenni at(865)

About the Arts & Culture Alliance

The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the City of Knoxville, and First Tennessee Foundation.

Contact: Suzanne Cada

PO Box 2506

Knoxville, TN 37901

(865) 523-7543