Senator Yager announces $28,100 in art grants awarded to District 12

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State Senator Ken Yager (photo submitted)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that organizations in Campbell, Pickett, Rhea and Roane counties will receive $28,100 in grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission. These grants are awarded in the categories of project grants, arts education grants and operating support grants.

“Congratulations to these deserving organizations,” said Senator Yager. “Arts programs are important to our community’s cultural, economic and educational development.”

The grants range from $3,800 to $9,800 per organization. The five organizations benefitting from these grants are the Campbell Culture Coalition, Friends of the Cumberland Trail, the Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation, the Roane Choral Society and the Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation.

“These grants will not just benefit the organizations receiving them, but our communities and state by promoting the community’s rich heritage,” added Yager.

“Tennessee is fortunate to have elected leaders who support how these investments positively impact and help define our state’s arts and cultural assets, said Anne B. Pope, Executive Director of the Tennessee Arts Commission. “The arts can instill value in a place economically, aesthetically and culturally.”

The grants were allocated after being reviewed by citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate disciplines and a final review by the full Arts Commission. The Arts Commission will award approximately 1,000 grants during fiscal year 2018, totaling more than $5.5 million.

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