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General Grant Program

Women on the Edge: Unsung Heroines of the Trojan War

Clayton Center for the Arts
Maryville

The performance is a contemporary dance interpretation of the experiences of Helen of Troy, Cassandra, and Iphigenia from the classical Greek texts, and highlights the roles of women in that time period.  Grant funds provide partial support for two public discussion with choreographer Pascal Rioult and genders tudies professor Frances Henderson, as well as admission to the performance for twenty women from a local shelter.

The performance is a contemporary dance interpretation of the experiences of Helen of Troy, Cassandra, and Iphigenia from the classical Greek texts, and highlights the roles of women in that time period.  Grant funds provide partial support for two public discussion with choreographer Pascal Rioult and genders tudies professor Frances Henderson, as well as admission to the performance for twenty from a local women's shelter.

The Past, Present, and Future of Memphis as Illustrated by the Photographs of Don Newman

Memphis Heritage, Inc.
Memphis

This digital exhibition uses photos from the Newman collection, contemporary photos, newpaper items, and oral histories to illustrate the processes behind the evolution of Memphis' built environment, and the role of Memphians in decision-making about civic space.  It explores architecture, business districts, neighborhoods, and specific local sites.  Grant funds provide partial support for lesson plans for Shelby Co. schools, a project scholar, digitization, and software extensions.

This digital exhibition uses photos from the Newman collection, contemporary photos, newpaper items, and oral histories to illustrate the processes behind the evolution of Memphis' built environment, and the role of Memphians in decision-making about civic space.  It explores architecture, business districts, neighborhoods, and specific local sites.  Grant funds provide partial support for lesson plans for Shelby Co. schools, a project scholar, digitization, and software extensions.

Nashville Sites

Metro Historical Commission Foundation
Nashville

The project produces a mobile friendly web site that provides thematic, pre-planned walking and driving tours that guide users through Nashville with history, images, audio and video, including 20 tours and 400 sites, as will as site sinage and QR codes to access content.  Topics include Black Nashville, The Road to Suffrage, Civil Rights, Women's History, and more.  Grant funds provide partial support for honoraria for five scholars to research and script tours.

The project produces a mobile friendly web site that provides thematic, pre-planned walking and driving tours that guide users through Nashville with history, images, audio and video, including 20 tours and 400 sites, as will as site sinage and QR codes to access content.  Topics include Black Nashville, The Road to Suffrage, Civil Rights, Women's History, and more.  Grant funds provide partial support for honoraria for five scholars to research and script tours.

History, Culture, Myths and Folklore

Global Education Center
Nashville

Over the course of nine months, the project presents a range of discussions, readings, workshops, films, performances and exhibits that examine the influence of myths and folktales on history and culture, including a wide array of scholarly and ethnic perspectives.  Grant funds provide partial support for publicity, and honoraria for Rajiv Muhabir, Haki Madhubuti, and Li-Young Lee.

Over the course of nine months, the project presents a range of discussions, readings, workshops, films, performances and exhibits that examine the influence of myths and folktales on history and culture, including a wide array of scholarly and ethnic perspectives.  Grant funds provide partial support for publicity, and honoraria for Rajiv Muhabir, Haki Madhubuti, and Li-Young Lee.

Once More at the River: From MLK to BLM

University of Memphis
Memphis

The documentary and accompanying web site frame the sanitation workers' strike and King's assassination within the larger context of Memphis history and the struggle for civil rights through the voices of Memphians. The project paints a portrait of a city that suggests remarkable progress and unfinished agendas.  Oral history interviews with Memphians serve as the basis for the film.  Grant funds provide partial support for archival footage costs and closed-captioning.

The documentary and accompanying web site frame the sanitation workers' strike and King's assassination within the larger context of Memphis history and the struggle for civil rights through the voices of Memphians. The project paints a portrait of a city that suggests remarkable progress and unfinished agendas.  Oral history interviews with Memphians serve as the basis for the film.  Grant funds provide partial support for archival footage costs and closed-captioning.

Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community

Memphis Museums, Inc.
Memphis

The Pink Palace's exhibit will recognize the Memphis bicentennial and explore five themes that shaped the past 200 years of the city: heritage and identity, commerce and entrepreneurism, migration and settlement, geography, and arts and entertainment.  It will include community-curated content to represent the many faces of Memphis--past, present, and future.  Grants funds support exhibition materials.

The Pink Palace's exhibit will recognize the Memphis bicentennial and explore five themes that shaped the past 200 years of the city: heritage and identity, commerce and entrepreneurism, migration and settlement, geography, and arts and entertainment.  It will include community-curated content to represent the many faces of Memphis--past, present, and future.  Grants funds support exhibition materials.

100 Million Stories

University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville

This feature length documentary explores the impact of the Imagination Library program in the context of children's literacy and literature in the United States, and the role of community initiatives in promoting lifelong learning.  Grant funds provide partial support for post-production and press kits.

This feature length documentary explores the impact of the Imagination Library program in the context of children's literacy and literature in the United States, and the role of community initiatives in promoting lifelong learning.  Grant funds provide partial support for post-production and press kits.

Outlaws & Armadillos: Country's Roaring 70s

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Nashville

The new exhibit explores an era of cultural and artistic exchange between Nashville and Austin, TX, examining the complicated, suprising relationship between the two cities.  Grant funds provide partial support for exhibit fabrication, the creation of lesson plans, and a free, public panel discussion with industry experts.

The new exhibit explores an era of cultural and artistic exchange between Nashville and Austin, TX, examining the complicated, suprising relationship between the two cities.  Grant funds provide partial support for exhibit fabrication, the creation of lesson plans, and a free, public panel discussion with industry experts.

Event Dates: July 16, 2018

The Master Local Historian workshop series wraps up with Collections: Their Care & Meaning. Join experts and learn the significance of a public, curated collection, how to identify personal collections, and the basics of collection care.

Monday July 16, 3pm-6pm, TN State Library & Archives, 403 7th Ave North, 37243

Free, but registration is required for all three workshops in the series. To register, call 615-741-1883, or email ADP.TSLA@tn.gov

Event Dates: July 9, 2018

The Master Local Historian workshop series continues with Sources & Resources.  Join expert archivists and learn how to match a research strategy to a research question, to identify evidence in sources, and to evaluate conflicts among evidence in primary sources.

Monday, July 9, 3pm-6pm, TN State Library & Archives, 403 7th Ave North, 37243

Free, but registration for all three workshops in the series is required.  To register, call 615-741-1883, or email ADP.TSLA@tn.gov

Event Dates: June 25, 2018

The Master Local Historians workshop series begins with The Power of Historical Thinking.  Learn from experts how to structure a local history project and how to evaluate interpretive products of local history.

Monday, June 25, 3pm-6pm, TSLA, 403 7th Ave. North, Nashville, 37243

Free, but registration for all three workshops in the series is required.  To register call 615-741-1883, or email ADP.TSLA@tn.gov

Event Dates: May 25, 2018 - February 14, 2021

The Outlaws & Armadillos exhibition explores an era of cultural and artistic exchange between Nashville and Austin, TX, and the complicated and surprising relationship between the two cities.  Runs through February 14, 2021.

Opens: Friday, May 25th, 2018

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, 37203

Event Dates: June 2, 2018

In conjunction with the new exhibit, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country's Roaring 70s, the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum hosts a panel exploring the role and now classic recordings of the Hillbilly Central building.

Saturday, June 2, 2pm

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, 37203