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Admission Policy & Fees

The Tennessee Arts Academy admission policy and fee structure vary depending on your status as a Tennessee or out of state teacher. The information below provides payment, refund and credit card options.

Tennessee Arts Academy Admission Policies

The Tennessee Arts Academy endeavors to serve a minimum of 250 practicing K-12 educators who teach in the state of Tennessee. TAA strives to accept all qualified applicants, up to a specified capacity limit in each content area. Capacity limits are different for each content area. TAA gives priority to those applicants who:

• Have never attended the Academy (or who have not attended in the last seven years)
• Contribute to Academy state-wide regional diversity
• Contribute to Academy cultural/ethnic diversity

In choosing returning TAA participants, in addition to the above criteria, priority is given to applicants who have a record of consistent, prompt attendance at all Academy events (classes, musings, performances, special events); prompt and accurate submission of forms and fees; and most importantly, supportive and positive participation in classes and events during the Tennessee Arts Academy.

University professors, pre-service university students, artists, out of state teachers and others are also eligible for selection on a space available basis.

Revised: September 6, 2014

Arts Academy America Admission Policies

Teachers from any out of state K-12 public or private school, university professors (both in and out of state), artists, pre-service teachers, and other interested educators may apply to attend the Tennessee Arts Academy through Arts Academy America. Arts Academy America is the name given to the national component of the Academy. TAA and AAA are thoroughly integrated and seamless in their day-to-day operation. The fees to attend Arts Academy America vary and are made available on the Out of State Fees page on the Academy website. Applicants accepted under the Arts Academy America banner receive the identical curriculum and benefits accorded to Tennessee Arts Academy participants.

Selection for Arts Academy America is on a space available, first come - first served basis. Please note that Tennessee K-12 teachers are given priority for all slots during the registration process. Once a designated threshold of Tennessee applicants is met in each content area, slots are then made available for Arts Academy America candidates. Because some content areas fill quicker than others, notification of acceptance may vary. Applicants are advised to register early, due to the limited number of spaces in each content area.

Revised: September, 2014

In State (Tennessee)  Registration Fees

The cost for entire week, including tuition, supplies and most meals for all Tennessee K- 12 teachers is $450.00. This non-refundable fee ($450.00) is payable upon acceptance. Please do not send this payment until you receive an acceptance letter and confirmation reply form.

Tennessee university professors and any other individuals accepted to attend the Academy who do not teach in a K – 12 Tennessee school are assessed at the Arts Academy America rate of $495.00. This non-refundable fee ($495.00) is payable upon acceptance. Please do not send this payment until you receive an acceptance letter and confirmation reply form.

Please note that on-campus housing is available at an additional nominal rate.
Click here to learn about housing options for the Tennessee Arts Academy.

Click here to view the Tennessee Arts Academy Registration Fee Installment Plan Option.

Click here to view the current Tennessee Arts Academy Refund Policy.

Click here to access the TAA credit card portal if you wish to charge your registration or housing fees by credit card payment. This option is only available to applicants who have received an official acceptance packet in the mail from the TAA office. Note that there is a small processing fee added to each credit card payment, which is outlined once you click on the credit card portal link.

Out of State (Non-Tennessee) Registration Fees

All out of state K-12 teachers and university professors applying in Music, Visual Art or Theatre will be assessed a non-refundable registration fee of $495.00, payable upon acceptance to the Academy. All out of state K-12 teachers and university professors applying in Arts Leadership, Administration and Assessment will be assessed a non-refundable registration fee of $895.00, payable upon acceptance to the Academy. Do not send registration fee payment until you receive your official acceptance letter and confirmation reply form.

Please note that on-campus housing is available at an additional nominal rate. Click here to learn about housing options for the Tennessee Arts Academy.

Click here to view the current Arts Academy America Refund Policy.

Click here to access the TAA/AAA credit card portal if you wish to charge your registration or housing fees by credit card payment. This option is only available to applicants who have received an official acceptance packet in the mail from the TAA/AAA office. Note that there is a small processing fee added to each credit card payment, which is outlined once you click on the credit card portal link.

Tennessee Arts Academy • Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation
615-460-5451 • 1900 Belmont Blvd. • Nashville, TN 37212 • taa@belmont.edu
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