Kurt Winstead Serves on Arts Commission That Distributes Taxpayer Funds to Black Lives Matter-Connected Organizations

Attorney and Tennessee 5th Congressional candidate Kurt Winstead sits as a commissioner on the Tennessee Arts Commission, distributing millions of dollars in grants to various groups, including Marxist political groups and one that a Black Lives Matter activist chairs.

The Tennessee Arts Commission, according to a spreadsheet provided to The Tennessee Star, has distributed $35,866,258.95 in grants during the fiscal year 2022.

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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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