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PROTECT
THE ARTS

IN TENNESSEE

For two decades, Tennesseans for the Arts (TFTA) has helped protect the arts in Tennessee.

6.886

MILLION

TENNESSEANS

95

COUNTIES

1

STRONG & UNIFIED VOICE FOR THE ARTS

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About TFTA

We are visible, viable advocates for the arts in TN, and we are effective! By working with legislators to maintain funding, supporting the work of the Arts Caucus in the TN General Assembly, and organizing advocacy events, TFTA celebrates and strengthens the Arts in our state.

80%

OF TN ARTS GRANTS ARE FUNDED BY THE PURCHASE OF STATE SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATES.

ON AVERAGE

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Attend Arts Advocacy Day Each Year

Let your voice be heard in advocating for the arts in the halls of government! For 20 years, Tennesseans for the Arts has held Arts Advocacy Day at the state capitol during the General Assembly’s legislative session. This year AAD will be held VIRTUALLY on March 9th, 2022 beginning at 10:00 am CST.

Donate

Now

Arts and culture benefits TN communities through quality of through quality of life, economic development, tourism and provides a more balanced education for our children. Art changes lives!

Ways YOU Can Help

Buy a TN 

Specialty

License Plate

What better way to tell the world you support the arts than with a TN Arts Commission Arts plate! It is vital that the arts continue to support and promote the Specialty License Plate Program in order to maintain grant funding and provide local arts programming for schools and communities.

Become a TFTA Member

Join TFTA to collaborate with arts organizations and supporters as we strengthen the Arts in TN. TFTA members understand there is strength in numbers, and your membership not only helps sustain us, but also sends a message to lawmakers that the arts have a strong community of supporters in TN.

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