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Customs House Museum receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant to support Art by African Americans

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support a project entitled “Celebrating the Legacy and Future of African American Arts.”

Central to the project is the opportunity for the Clarksville community to visit one of the most comprehensive exhibitions ever organized featuring works on paper by African American artists over the last three centuries.

The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African Art - Works on Paper «Read the rest of this article»

 

Austin Peay State University’s Barry Kitterman awarded prestigious National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Barry Kitterman, Austin Peay State University professor of creative writing, has been awarded a prestigious Creative Writing Fellowship in fiction from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Only 38 writers received the award, with Kitterman being Tennessee’s sole NEA fellow for 2014. His work was selected from among more than a thousand writers as deserving of the honor, which brings with it an award of $25,000.

Austin Peay State University professor Barry Kitterman.

Austin Peay State University professor Barry Kitterman.

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Austin Peay Professor awarded prestigious Fellowship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN –  Barry Kitterman, Austin Peay State University professor of creative writing, has been awarded a prestigious Creative Writing Fellowship in fiction from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Only 38 writers received the award, with Kitterman being Tennessee’s sole NEA fellow for 2014. His work was selected from among more than a thousand writers as deserving of the honor, which brings with it an award of $25,000.

Austin Peay Professor Barry Kitterman awarded Fellowship (APSU)

Austin Peay Professor Barry Kitterman awarded Fellowship (APSU)

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Roxy Regional Theatre receives NEA Challenge America Fast-Track Grant

 

Roxy Productions Inc. one of only 162 grantees nationwide

National Endowment for the ArtsClarksville, TN – As National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman has noted, “Art works everywhere,” which is why the NEA’s Challenge America Fast-Track (CAFT) program supports projects from primarily small and mid-sized arts organizations that extend the reach of the arts to underserved audiences —those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.

Roxy Productions Inc. (dba Roxy Regional Theatre) was selected to receive one of the 162 grants of $10,000 awarded to organizations in 46 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. «Read the rest of this article»

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Poetry Out Loud State Championship Comes to APSU

 

Clarksville, TN – Christopher Burawa, an award-winning poet and director of the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, has a theory on how poems should be received. Works printed on a page are nice, but the true experience of poetry comes from hearing someone speak the words.

“Poetry is meant to be spoken aloud,” he said. “That’s when the power of the words – the music and rhythms – come alive and other levels of meaning arise.” «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Professor and Poet Falconer Awarded Prestigious NEA Fellowship

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN –  Dr. Blas Falconer, a local poet and an associate professor of English at Austin Peay State University, has been awarded a prestigious creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts.

His work was selected from among 1,063 applicants as deserving of the honor, which brings with it an award of $25,000. The NEA’s creative writing fellowships are meant to encourage the production of new works of literature by providing writers with the time and financial support to write.  «Read the rest of this article»

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