State, Regional, and National Theatre Support Organizations

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS
AFTA's mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

 

THE TENNESSEE ARTS COMMISSION
The Tennessee Arts Commission is a program of state government which distributes state arts funding as well as funds given by the National Endowment for the Arts. The TAC has provided grants not only for TTA but for many member organizations as well. For information, write Tennessee Arts Commission, 401 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37243-8559, or call 615-741-1701

 

HUMANITIES TENNESSEE
Humanities Tennessee is the independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which supports the study and research in the literature of theatre, especially dramatic theory, criticism and theatre history. For information, write Humanities Tennessee, 1003 18th Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37212-2104, call (615) 320-7001

 

THE SOUTHEASTERN THEATRE CONFERENCE
SETC is the largest regional theatre association in the United States, with an annual gathering that attracts more than 3,000 people per year. TTA represents Tennessee in the conference along with state theatre organizations from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. For information, write to Betsey Baun, Executive Director, The Southeastern Theatre Conference, P. O. Box 9868, Greensboro, NC, call 336-272-3645

 

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY THEATRES
AACT was formed when the American Theatre Association was dissolved in 1985. The members of the ATA community theatre division formed a national organization. AACT sponsors the national AACTFEST competition. For information, write: Julie Angelo, Executive Director, The American Association of Community Theatres, 8402 Briarwood Circle, Lago Vista, TX, 78645, call (866) 687-2228