AAME is an arts council formed as a service organization for artists, arts organizations and other cultural endeavors throughout the Mountain Empire.

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AAME honors five artists for achievements

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire (AAME) announces the winners of its first Arts Achievement Awards. The awards are designed to recognize five individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the arts in the Tri-Cities region.  Full Story »

AAME presents a conversation with four composers

This event has been cancelled.  Full Story »

AAME begins new speaker series

The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire, in cooperation with the Bristol Public Library, announces a new endeavor for the Mountain Empire region. The AAME Speakers Series features local and regional personalities sharing their expertise on topics that enrich and encourage the arts and general communities of our region.  Full Story »

NEA Statement regarding Arts and Economic Stimulus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There has been much public conversation recently regarding the role of the arts and culture industry in economic stimulus. Following is information that seeks to clarify this issue through two key points:  Full Story »

Arts Leaders Urge Role for Culture in Economic Recovery

Arts Leaders Urge Role for Culture in Economic Recovery  Full Story »

NEA Announces Report on Nonprofit Theaters

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nonprofit theaters in the United States have seen unprecedented expansion across the United States, according to new research from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Full Story »

President-Elect Obama Talks About the Arts on 'Meet The Press'

In his first Sunday morning talk show interview since winning election (December 7, 2008 edition of Meet the Press), President-Elect Barack Obama discussed his plan to make an impact on our country by inviting more arts and culture into the White House.  Full Story »

Art-In-Architecture Artist Registry

The General Services Administration (GSA) Art in Architecture Program commissions artists to create large-scale works of art for new federal buildings.  Full Story »

Tennessee Arts Commission Receives Folklife & Education Award Recognition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — During an American Folklore Society meeting in 2008, the Folklore and Education section announced the winners of the annual Dorothy Howard Award for Excellence in Folklife and Education for work which encourages K-12 educators or students to use or study folklore and folkloristic approaches in school environments.  Full Story »

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