Borderless Arts Tennessee receives National Endowment for the Arts grant

Grant to support Borderless Arts TN’s Teapot Diplomat Program 

Gallatin —The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding Borderless Arts Tennessee a grant of $10,000 to support its Teapot Diplomat visual arts program in three primary projects: the International Day of Persons with Disabilities art workshops, workshops leading into the 10th anniversary of the Cups of Co-Opportunity and a program based on history called Face Off.

“All Americans should have access to the arts,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Grants such as this one to Borderless Arts Tennessee are an important part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ work to ensure people in communities both large and small across the nation have the opportunity to experience the arts.”

“Borderless Arts Tennessee is both honored and excited to receive these funds. Our Teapot Diplomat Program is doing amazing work and this grant helps us offer some unique programs. We will be hosting international art exchanges on every continent, which helps our participants understand different cultures and provides exposure for our participants all over the world. However, we also believe it is important for our participants to understand the history of where they are living and the importance of the community leaders. The Face Off project is an unique opportunity for our participants to learn about past and present influential Tennesseans and demonstrate that knowledge through the arts.”

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About the National Endowment for the Arts 
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit
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