Tenn. Arts Commission awards $3,500 Rural Arts Support grant to Clement Railroad Hotel Museum

Sen. Jim Summerville

Sen. Jim Summerville

The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded a $3,500 Rural Arts Support grant to the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum in Dickson. State Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson announced the awarding of the grant in a statement issued Friday. “The arts are very important to many local citizens. I am very pleased that it has been awarded for this purpose,” Summerville says in the statement. The grant is distributed by the Tennessee Arts Commission through an appropriation of state funds by the General Assembly, federal dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts and by Tennesseans who buy specialty license plates. The Tennessee Arts Commission will award more than 600 community grants in both urban and rural areas through the 2015 fiscal year totaling $5.3 million. The allocation process involved a review by citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate disciplines and a final review by the full 15-member commission.