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Donor & Support Recognition

The Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation would not exist without the generous funding provided by our many donors, as well as the grants and in-kind services that our ongoing core organizations contribute. Please see the list below of donors who help make the Academy possible and then scroll down to view our core support organizations.

TAAF Major Funding • Sponsorship • Event & Scholarship Support

The Tennessee Arts Academy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following individuals, businesses, and organizations whose contributions have helped make the 2023 Academy possible.

TAAF BRAVO! Event Donors

as of 6.22.2023

TAAF Advertisers • Goods and Services Support
TAAF Major Institutional Supporters

Tennessee Department of Education
The Tennessee Arts Academy is a project of the Tennessee Department of Education and is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.

Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds - Commissioner of Education

To learn more about the Tennessee Department of Education, please visit their website at: http://www.tennessee.gov/education/.

Tennessee Arts Commission
The Tennessee Arts Academy is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Anne B. Pope - Executive Director
Chris Sweatt - Director of Arts Education

About The Tennessee Arts Commission......When the Tennessee Arts Commission was created in 1967, it was given a special mandate by the General Assembly to stimulate and encourage the presentation of performing, visual and literary arts throughout the state and to encourage public interest in the cultural heritage of Tennessee. Through a variety of programs, the Commission has encouraged excellence in artistic expression through the state's artists and arts organizations. That commitment has continued to expand through the years to ensure that the citizens of Tennessee have access to, and the opportunity to participate in the arts.

To learn more about the Tennessee Arts Commission, please visit their website at: http://www.arts.state.tn.us.

Support the arts by purchasing a Tennessee specialty license plate. The Tennessee Arts Commission receives funds collected through this initiative to benefit arts organizations including the Tennessee Arts Academy.  Click here to learn more about the specialty license plate program.

Belmont University
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212-3757

Belmont's beautiful, ante-bellum campus reflects a long, rich history that dates back to the nineteenth century, when the grounds were Adelicia Acklen's Belle Monte estate. University buildings flank the Italiante Belmont Mansion, which is still used by the campus and will be open to TAA participants for tours during the Tuesday afternoon TAA Art Crawl. On the way to classes, students and summer workshop participants enjoy Victorian gardens, statuary, and gazebos that recall a treasured past.

Nationally recognized programs thrive on the Belmont University campus, which is located in the heart of the state capital, known both as Music City USA, and the Athens of the South (for its many educational institutions). Nashville offers big-city advantages with small town charm.

With an enrollment of approximately 8,700 students, Belmont is the second-largest of Tennessee's thirty-five colleges and universities. In addition to the large number of international countries represented in the student body, Belmont University attracts students from every state in the US. The culturally diverse institution is committed to listening and learning from everyone. Students of today are helping shape the way students of tomorrow will be educated.

What kind of school is Belmont?
Belmont is a private, coeducational, comprehensive university. Consistently recognized as a "Most Innovative" university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont's purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world's needs.

Where is Belmont located?
Belmont sits in the heart of Nashville, in a quiet area convenient to downtown and adjacent to Music Row.

How many students attend Belmont?
Belmont is home to approximately 8,700 undergraduate and graduate students.

To learn more about Belmont University please visit the website at:

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