Interested in joining TAA? Learn more here.

About TAA:

The Tennessee Artists Association is a volunteer organization created by artists for artists of all levels and abilities.  TAA has been active over 50 years and is the area’s oldest member-supported arts organization.

TAA holds monthly programs of practical art demonstrations, lively discussions, and provides opportunities for individual artists to get involved in learning, community and shows.  More on the Tennessee Artist’s Association can be found on the web at, on Instagram at @tn_artists, and on Facebook at TNArtistsAssociation.

In order to promote and encourage next generation artists, TAA is offering a one-time, $500.00 scholarship each year to one to two qualifying students entering an accredited, college, technical college or university that offers a full-time arts program.

Scholarship Overview:

If you are  a high school senior from the Knoxville area who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a visual arts discipline (e.g. technical arts, film, digital arts, studio arts, arts administration, arts education, etc.), consider applying for the TAA Fine Arts Scholarship Fund.  Each year, the scholarship awards $500.00 to one to two students from the Knoxville area who submit a qualifying application and are selected by a three person committee.  Applicants from the following counties are eligible to apply:   Knox, Union, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, Loudon, Roane and Anderson Counties.  If you’re a high school senior from an eligible county and will be pursuing an arts degree, we encourage you to apply!

Requirements: (Submit applications by email to

  • Cover letter – Write a brief letter of interest stating your area of visual arts interest (ceramics, drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, printmaking, sculpture, etc.) and other high school activities.  Please include:
    • Home address / phone
    • Parent / Guardian name / address / phone (if under 18 years old)
    • College / Technical College / University attending
    • High School (must graduate from an eligible high school and county)
    • Cumulative GPA / Transcript
    • Any work experience, awards, honors and extracurricular activities
    • A current photo of yourself
    • A sample of your artwork or art portfolio (minimum 3, maximum 5 images)
    • SAT or ACT results
    • Three references (Include one art teacher or mentor & contact information)


  • May 1st 2024 – Applications due 
  • May – Applications processed, reviewed and selected
  • May 28th 2024 – Selected candidate is notified

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