Nearly Half a Million Dollars of COVID-19 Relief Money to Fund the Arts in Tennessee

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded The Tennessee Arts Commission with $474,000 in COVID-19 relief money to, according to a press release, to “save jobs in the nonprofit arts sector.”

The COVID-19 relief money comes courtesy of the federal CARES Act. The Arts Commission will also receive another $60,000 in federal CARES Act funds from South Arts, the regional arts agency for Southern states, the press release said.

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Commentary: No, Julie Andrews, Cutting ‘The Arts’ Does Not Kill Bert and Ernie

So President Donald Trump wants to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts – and now the artsy world is in a panic, as if the White House proposal means the end of creativity everywhere. Listen up, left: People painted before the NEA, you know. And sculpted. And played music.…

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