Upper Cumberland Development District Receives Money From Tennessee Arts Commission

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The Upper Cumberland Development District received $18,650 from the Tennessee Arts Commission.  As grants go, that is a small one to serve 14 counties.  You may be surprised what a difference it makes.Eleven arts projects were completed in seven counties with over 200 artists involved.  Three hundred ninety-eight volunteers provided six thousand six hundred hours of service to conduct these projects.Over nine thousand twenty-four people benefitted from these programs.Fifteen thousand five hundred dollars was regranted by the UCDD to the following nonprofits, schools or entities of government.
Surrounding area results include The Jr. Auxiliary of McMinnville hosted a chamber orchestra with their grant which was free to the public at Park Theater.  
Main Street McMinnville was able to add a large Quilt Square to the downtown area to encourage interest in the history and heritage of the area.
Smith County was able to pay local musicians to perform at their William Walton Festival and the Hometown Christmas with their grant.
Warren County Senior Center conducted a Visiting Author Series which attracted several new “Baby Boomers” to the center to hear 3 different authors discuss their writing careers.