The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee says it has distributed more than $10,000 in Arts Build Communities grants and nearly $3,400 in Student Ticket Subsidy grants to Putnam County institutions to nurture artists and help students experience cultural events. The Arts Build Communities grant program aims to strengthen communities by funding projects that nurture artists and arts organizations. Among the Putnam County organizations that were awarded ABC grants are:
- the Bryan Symphony Orchestra Association, which has received a grant to present scenes from Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro.
- Mastersingers, which has received a grant to present a choral presentation of Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass.
- the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council, which has received a grant to support the production related costs for the Jammin’ at Hippie Jack's television music series.
- and Upperman High School, which has received a grant to showcase the talents of the students in visual arts, choral music, instrumental music and performing arts classes.
Meanwhile, in Putnam County, 1,081 students are participating in arts and cultural events with the help of Student Ticket Subsidy grants.
- Baxter Elementary School, Jere Whitson, Northeast, and Park View have all received Student Ticket Subsidy grants for students to attend Cookeville Children's Theater productions.
- Capshaw Elementary School has received a Student Ticket Subsidy grant for students to attend American Heritage Theater.
- and Sycamore Elementary School has received a Student Ticket Subsidy grant for students to attend Global Education Center.