TAA Admission Policy


The Tennessee Arts Academy endeavors to serve a minimum of 250 practicing K-12 educators who teach in the state of Tennessee. TAA strives to accept applicants, up to a specified capacity in each content area, who meet the following selection criteria:

  • Have never attended the Academy (or who have not attended in the last seven years)

  • Contribute to Academy state-wide regional diversity

  • Contribute to Academy cultural/ethnic diversity

In choosing returning TAA participants, in addition to the above criteria, priority is given to applicants who have a record of consistent, prompt attendance at all Academy events (classes, musings, performances, special events); prompt and accurate submission of forms and fees; and most importantly, supportive and positive participation in classes and events during the Tennessee Arts Academy.

University professors, pre-service university students, artists, out of state teachers and others are also eligible for selection on a space available basis.

Revised: September 6, 2014