Arts Fund for East Tennessee

The Arts Fund for East Tennessee was established in 1986 to serve as a source of funds to support excellence in the arts, expand access to the arts, and connect artists with each other and with East Tennessee communities.

Application Process

Grants were awarded in 2020 to support operations of professional arts organizations in our region to help ensure their continuity and sustainability which were threatened by the impacts of COVID-19. Grants will be awarded again in 2022 with details about the application process available early next year.

Grant Amounts and Term

Grants are normally awarded for two-year terms and generally range from $4,000 - $10,000.

Application Information

Who May Apply

General Eligibility and Funding Criteria

Additional eligibility criteria specific to the Arts Fund:

  • Professional arts organizations must be located in and serve constituents in ETF’s 25-county service area

How to Apply

Additional Information

Please direct your questions to:
Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs, or
Ashley Siferd Butler, Program Officer
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223

Thank you for your interest in the Arts Fund for East Tennessee!