Governor and First Lady Lee Announce Recipients of the 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards

On Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee announced the recipients of the Tennessee Governor’s Arts Award. The award is Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts. Since 1971, the Governor’s Arts Awards have celebrated those who have made outstanding contributions to the state’s cultural life.

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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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