(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Curtis Halford (R-Dyer) today announced that the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) has awarded four grants totaling $36,560 to organizations within Carroll and Gibson Counties for the 2019 fiscal year.
The monies are allocated based upon recommendations made by citizen advisory panels comprised of Tennesseans with expertise in the appropriate arts disciplines, as well as a review conducted by the full 15-member Arts Commission.
They are the first in a series of awards that will be made by the TAC. Amounts and recipients in House District 79 include:
- $18,500 for the Dixie Carter PAC/Town of Huntingdon.
- $6,000 for Milan Downtown Association.
- $6,120 for Nite Lite Theatre.
- $5,940 for West Tennessee Regional Art Center.
“These investments made by the Tennessee Arts Commission in support of our local arts programs and facilities are great news for our communities,” said Chairman Halford. “The funds will enhance the quality of life for the residents who live in our region; they will also create new and exciting opportunities that will benefit our future leaders and help them grow to value the arts.”
“Tennessee is fortunate to have elected leaders who understand the positive impact the arts and culture has on Tennesseans and their communities,” said Anne B. Pope, Executive Director of the Tennessee Arts Commission. “The arts are a vital tool for the attraction and retention of businesses and help build stronger communities by enhancing the distinctive character of Tennessee places.”
Approximately 1,000 grants totaling more than $5.5 million will be awarded during the 2019 fiscal year. For more information about the Tennessee Arts Commission, please visit: tnartscommission.org
Curtis Halford serves as Chairman of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee. He lives in Dyer and represents House District 79, which includes all of Gibson and the majority of Carroll Counties. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-7478.