Grants awarded to 39 artists, organizations

Suzanne CadaOur Town Arts

Thirty-nine individuals and groups have received opportunity grants funded by Ann and Steve Bailey through The Arts & Culture Alliance, the local arts agency for an 11-county region of East Tennessee.

Bailey opportunity grants provide training and technical support to individual artists and small, professionally oriented arts and culture organizations (whose budgets are under $100,000).

These individual artists will receive a total of $81,369.09:

  • Melody Allen
  • Cosima Aryee
  • Sara Barrett
  • Marcus Carmon
  • Rhea Carmon
  • Anthony Cheatham
  • Antuco Chicaiza
  • Maggie Connolly
  • Kelsey Dillow
  • Casey Field
  • Elena Ganusov
  • Laura Goff
  • Hannah Hayward
  • Nicholas Horner
  • Jake Ingram
  • Siobian Jones
  • Anna Lawrence
  • Doug Lawrence
  • Ashton Ludden
  • Chris McCreary
  • Ben McLaughlin
  • Brian Melton
  • Julie Rabun
  • Marc Rotman
  • Adam Rowe
  • Amanda Scott
  • Gretchen Sexton
  • Joshua Shorey
  • Cynthia Tipton
  • Houston Vandergriff
  • Emily Webb
  • Wendel Werner
  • Heather Whiteside
  • Timothy Woody

These organizations will receive $11,458:

  • A1LabArts
  • Momentum Dance Lab
  • Sundress Publications
  • Tennessee Stage Company
  • Theatre Knoxville Downtown

Bailey opportunity grants will invest nearly $100,000 in East Tennessee arts projects and programs taking place July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

“This is the sixth year we have offered Bailey opportunity grants, an accumulated investment by Ann and Steve Bailey of $600,000 in the artistry, careers and future of Knoxville’s artists and small art and culture organizations. One of the most exciting things for me at this point is to see how Bailey artists and organizations have grown and flourished as a result of their award projects,” said Liza Zenni, executive director of the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Suzanne Cada is deputy director of the Arts & Culture Alliance


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