Student tickets subsidy funding still available for some

Student tickets subsidy funding still available for some

Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 5:01 pm

To date, the Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded $381,000 in Student Ticket Subsidy funds to 67 of the state’s 95 counties. Twenty-eight counties have yet to apply for funding, including Obion County.
Student Ticket Subsidy is a program funded through specialty license plate funds and administered through the Tennessee Arts Commission. This year the program will provide $500,000 in STS funds to public schools for arts and cultural experiences, and to encourage schools to expose Tennessee students to a broad variety of cultural experiences, arts disciplines and artists.
Schools may apply for a maximum of $3,000 per school year for tickets or travel expenses to attend arts and cultural field trips, or to pay artist fees to bring artists or arts groups into the schools.
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds are expended.
Applications must be received a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of the project.
For more information, go to http://www.tn.gov/arts/Student_Ticket_Subsidy.htm or contact Nan Zierden at (615) 532-5934 or nan.zierden@tn.gov or Shannon Ford at (615) 532-9796 or Shannon.ford@tn.gov. Published in The Messenger 11.7.12

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