knoxville news
knoxville news knoxville daily sun lifestyle business knoxville sports travel knoxville classifieds knoxville jobs knoxville legal notices knoxville yellow pages smoky mountains contact facebook twitter linkedin rss entertainment knoxville advertising

Arts & Culture Alliance awards 30 artists

  arts culture alliance
Art by Laura Goff
-- Photo courtesy of artist.
knox makers Knox Makers
won an award for -- professional tools and equipment -- Photo courtesy of artist.

KNOXVILLE - The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville is pleased to announce 30 awards to local artists and organizations as part of the Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants for 2018-2019. This program of the Arts & Heritage Fund, with awards distributed through the Alliance, provides financial and technical support to individual artists and small, professionally-oriented arts and culture organizations (with annual budgets under $100,000). The grants are designed to spur continued artistic and administrative growth in innovative, entrepreneurial artists and organizations at any stage in their development.

A total of 43 individuals and 19 organizations applied for the competitive grants, and interviews determined the awards in April.

The following 20 individual applicants will receive a total of $61,000 in Bailey Opportunity grants for these projects:

• Michelle Barillaro - $500 for a workshop in Asheville, NC with Cindy Walton
• Emily Bivens - $2,996 for lighting equipment for installations
• Jan Burleson - $1,185 for a workshop at Arrowmont
• Paula Campbell - $775 to attend and present work at the Society for Photographic Education Conference
• Marcus Carmon - $3,557 for film equipment
• Rhea Carmon - $2,148 for professional supplies and attending National Association for Campus Activities Conference
• Katharine Emlen - $500 for photography business/licensing mentorship
• Lisa Flanary - $2,695 for photography equipment
• Laura Goff - $5,000 for safety equipment for sandblasting
• David Gohn - $1,000 for mobile art display system
• Kelly Hider - $592 to participate in Hambidge Creative Residency Program
• Kathy Holland - $3,000 for artist supplies and equipment
• Kris Jones - $1,578 for a workshop at Penland School of Crafts, NC
• Cameron Kite - $4,028 for computer equipment
• Gerry Moll - $9,377 for a solar artist studio
• Michael Robison - $3,000 for potter's wheels
• Ericka Ryba - $2,069 for potter’s equipment
• Emily Shane - $1,000 for woodworker and marketing consultations
• Karly Stribling - $14,000 for upgrades to metal shop
• Dominick White - $2,000 for vocal lessons with Scott Bearden

The following 10 organizations will receive a total of $39,000 in Bailey Opportunity grants for these projects:

• Asian Culture Center of Tennessee - $1,500 for board development and strategic planning with Alliance for Better Nonprofits
• C for Courtside - $13,000 to expand gallery/project/studio spaces
• Cattywampus Puppet Council - $3,000 for an enclosed cargo trailer
• Circle Modern Dance - $2,000 for website redesign
• Knox Makers - $10,000 for professional tools and equipment
• Momentum Dance Lab - $1,000 for ethnic dance instruction
• River and Rail Theatre - $5,000 for architectural design and upgrades to performance space
• Sundress Publications - $1,500 for film equipment.
• Theatre Knoxville - $1,500 for marketing plan development with Alliance for Better Nonprofits
• Tennessee Wind Symphony - $500 for consultation regarding leadership transition

The goal of Bailey Opportunity Grants is to create a more vital creative community in Knoxville by: encouraging contributions to the city’s economy and quality of life by artists and arts and history organizations; positioning Knoxville as a community that honors its creative industry and supports the efforts of artists and organizations to achieve excellence; and raising public profiles of artists and organizations within the city and beyond. For more information, visit

Published May 26, 2018

knoxville daily sun Knoxville Daily Sun
2018 Image Builders
User Agreement | Privacy Policy