Rep. Brenda Gilmore announces arts grants for area nonprofits

State Representative Brenda Gilmore (D-District 54) has announced four grant awards for recipients in her district from the Tennessee Arts Commission for Fiscal Year 2018.

These include:
• OZ Arts, Inc. receiving a grant of $4.550.
• Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities receiving a grant of $3,900.
• Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities receiving a second grant of $3,400.
• And Youth Empower-ment through Arts and Humanities receiving a third and final grant of $5,150.
The awards will be spread out throughout FY2018.

“I am very pleased to announce these investments for arts and cultural programming in Tennessee’s communities and schools.” says Rep. Gilmore. “These investments in arts and culture offer all of us a better quality of life, provide our children with a more complete education, stimulate economic development and help attract tourists to our state.”

The Tennessee Arts Commission is the state agency whose mission is to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities. The Commission will award approximately 1000 grants during Fiscal Year 2018. The Commission’s allocations process involves a review by citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate arts disciplines and a review by the full 15-member Commission.

Rep. Gilmore added, “We should all be proud of the work that the Arts Commission is doing and I’m glad to be able to help these nonprofits entertain, educate and enhance our lives.”