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Borderless Arts Tennessee is a statewide organization committed to inclusive and accessible arts programs for people with disabilities to enhance educational curriculum, enrich creative expression, empower career development, and encourage community engagement.


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Funding to design this site provided through a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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Crescendo Music Institute

Mon. July 23 – Wed. July 25, 2018

The Crescendo Music Institute is open to young adult musicians (vocalists and instrumentalists) ages 10-25 with any disability. Participants will be exposed to stage presence techniques, musical mentoring, music business, how to market your work, and songwriting.  The event is free of charge, but is limited to the first 25 who register

Presenters include: Michael Janas (Chair of Audio Engineering of Mike Curb College of Music Business) , Misty Jones (MTSU Assistant Professor Audio Production), Andrew Kintz (Executive Vice President of the Music Industry Group for First TN), Jerry Salley (SESAC Songwriter of the Year), Tammy Vice and a number of musician mentors. Program partners are The Bluebird Cafe

Mon. 9am-noon

@ W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville: Music Mentoring and Stage Presence.

Tue. 9am – 3pm

@ Country Music Association in Nashville: Recording, Copyrights, Labels, Finding Gigs, and a visit to Quonset Hut or Columbia Studio A.

Wed.  9am – noon

@ The Bluebird Café in Nashville: Songwriting  and a performance opportunity.


*This program is funded through a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.





Latest News

Update on Memorial Park Wall Project

Scout Troop 440 is working with Borderless Artist Yvette Cowden to complete the backs of the walls in Memorial Park. All 12 front murals are up and ready to be viewed. We hope to unveil all of it before the summer is over.

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Teapot Diplomat Special Status

The following individuals will hold Teapot Diplomat Special Status until May 2019. Participant Artist of the Year/Board Member: Austin King Ambassador: Jennifer Scallorn Artist Assistant: Torie Summers Exhibit Coordinator: Hope McKee Jennifer Scallorn, Ambassador...

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Big Changes

In 2016, Borderless Arts Tennessee began visual arts workshops for individuals with disabilities under the program name of Teapot Diplomats through the support of a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The first official group of 10 Diplomats were inducted in...

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