Below are general descriptions of our major programs and services. Follow the links to the left for more information.
The Artist Project
The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents a weekly artist profile featuring the work of a different Knoxville-area artist for sale.
Arts & Heritage Fund
Arts Build Communities
The Tennessee Arts Commission's Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant program is designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, and enhance the sustainability of asset-based cultural experiences. Through the ABC grant program, the Commission seeks to build communities by nurturing artists, arts organizations, and arts supporters in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. ABC grants will be coordinated through a decentralized decision-making and distribution process in partnership with regional designated agencies.
Arts in the Airport
The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) present a semi-annual exhibition entitled “Arts in the Airport”. This juried exhibition was developed in 2009 to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2-dimensional artwork and is exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint for six months.
In 2006, the Alliance developed KnoxTIX as a membership benefit to alleviate box office work for performing arts organizations who operate with limited or volunteer staffing; package our performing arts organizations together; and capture audience information. Customers can purchase tickets online 24/7 or by calling a special KnoxTIX phone number which rings to the Alliance offices. In its first two years, KnoxTIX sold over 5,300 tickets for over 400 shows, all by local organizations! View the current listings at www.KnoxTIX.com.
Penny 4 Arts
Professional Development Seminars
As part of continuing efforts to serve its membership, the Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present professional development seminars for artists.
The Arts & Culture Alliance offers an annual edition of its Publicity Guide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date electronic source listing print, online, radio, and television media resources in the Greater Knoxville, Chattanooga, Tri-cities, Nashville, and Asheville areas. This resource is available for businesses, organizations, and individuals who wish to promote their news and events to area journalists and media outlets.
There’s More to Knoxville!
The brainchild of Alliance members, this advertising campaign increases the general awareness of all arts and culture activities in Greater Knoxville. Visit www.moretoknoxville.com.
Time Well Spent: Inspiration at Lunch Series
A monthly series launched in September 2012 featuring our member artists showcasing their work and discussing their inspirations and processes!
Other Education Resources
These area museums and historic homes offer organized education programs to which teachers can bring their classes.