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Arts Resources

Photo Credit: Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of ArtThe purpose of the Arts Resources page is to provide information to artists, arts organizations, art enthusiasts, visitors and the community at large. This page aims to foster an increased awareness of the arts and opportunities to the Nashville community. 

Arts and Economic Prosperity® 5

Arts and Economic Prosperity® 5 was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Established in 1960, we are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

NashvilleNext Arts & Culture Background Report

NashvilleNextThe background report provides a starting point for broader community discussion and reflection based on the research and recommendations of the authors. Throughout the planning process, NashvilleNext will use this and other background papers, ongoing research, departmental involvement, community input and engagement to discuss, refine and formulate the policies and recommendations for the general plan.

NashvilleNext Arts & Culture Background Report

Nashville Fashion Industry Report

2014 Nashville Fashion Industry Report

Lyrical Rider Bike Rack

Artist-Designed Bike Rack Toolkit

Metro Arts has authored an artist-designed bike rack toolkit. If you or your organization are interested in commissioning artist-designed racks, check out this artist-designed bike rack toolkit.