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Every year, Tennesseans for the Arts (TFTA) rallies its members and art enthusiasts from across the state to join together at Tennessee’s legislative plaza and deliver a unified message to our state’s legislators: that the arts are vital to our communities’ economic and cultural wellbeing. We are excited to announce an enhanced approach to the 2012 event. This year, following a group gathering and luncheon to meet the new Executive Director of the Tennessee Arts Commission, each Arts Advocacy Day participant will have individual meetings with his or her legislators, which TFTA will schedule upon registration. Stand with TFTA and protect the arts! Register today to participate in the 2012 Arts Advocacy Day on the Hill.
THE ARTS IMPACT COMMUNITIES ACROSS TENNESSEE They touch individual lives, enhance education, stimulate economic growth, expand cultural awareness, and spur tourist activity. Included in this keepsake postcard book are just a few of the hundreds of stories from across Tennessee about how the arts improve our state.
Every year, TFTA hosts a luncheon in Nashville to educate state legislators about the importance of the arts and ensure their continued support of the specialty license plate funding, which is the bedrock of arts grant funding in Tennessee. This Day on the Hill is a critical event where arts organizations are able to meet their representatives and to share stories of how the arts have impacted their communities.
This story features young men from the inner city who have received scholarships to this school and are combining ballet with a unique style of urban dance called Memphis Jookin. Our cameras follow young dancers through rehearsal, a performance and to one of their homes to demonstrate how art is helping changes the lives of children and teenagers who otherwise would never have this opportunity.
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Tennessee is defined by its culture, from the craftsmanship of east Tennessee to the Blues of Memphis, and the home of Country Music and Bluegrass in Nashville – and when music, dance, theater, and visual arts are part of our school’s curriculum they stimulate the imagination, develop critical thinking skills, and strengthen self-esteem.
The next time some asks you why the arts matter – remind them that students who participate in the arts are 4 times likely to be recognized for academic achievement and then show them this presentation. It’s full of great stats about how important the arts are for Tennessee’s students.
State governments today face monumental challenges: record-breaking budget shortfalls, rising unemployment, widespread home foreclosures and escalating needs for public assistance. States are wrestling with these immediate pressures while also trying to address long-term concerns about education, economic competitiveness and health care. All the while, public managers and elected officials must uphold the principles that taxpayers expect: thrift, accountability, equity and transparency.