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Resources for Arts Organizations

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These resources are designed to aid and support arts organizations.

  • Tennessee Arts Commission stimulates and encourages the presentation of performing, visual and literary arts throughout the state and to encourage public interest in the cultural heritage of Tennessee.
  • Tennesseans for the Arts: advocates for the arts at all levels as a strong, unified voice throughout Tennessee.
  • Nashville Arts Coalition: a group of individuals and organizations who advocate for public policy and public funding that supports a healthy arts ecology in Nashville.
  • NashvilleNext Arts & Culture Background Report This paper provides a starting point for broader community discussion and reflection based on the research and recommendations of the authors.
  • Arts Advocacy...Everyone Can Tell a Story Powerpoint Presentation from Arts Advocacy Day 3/19/13
  • Creative Vitality™ Index (CVI™): Designed and developed by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a regional non-profit arts service and research organization and experienced developer of technology solutions for the arts.
  • Fractured Atlas: a non-profit technology company that provides business tools for artists.
  • Arts & Economic Prosperity III: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences in Nashville-Davidson County
  • Be ArtsReady: Create your arts organization's business continuity plan, because the unexpected, won't-happen-to-me, I-don't-want-to-think-about-it actually does happen.
  • Public Art Location Study & Typology Recommendations: The report identifies and articulates the logic behind these suggested 1% for Public Art Fund sites.
  • Pathway Women’s Business Center offers a wide-range of services, which include in-depth business counseling, classroom training, and peer-to-peer learning to help entrepreneurs start, expand, and successfully manage their businesses.
  • Tennessee Arts Commission's Arts License Plate Communications Toolkit: Promotional resources for Specialty License Plates which supports the Tennessee Arts Commission, which provides funding to artists, schools and arts organizations across our state.

Funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission

Tennessee Arts Commission


Back the Arts with the New Arts Plate!

Back the Arts with the New Arts Plate!

In Tennessee, specialty license plates are more than just automotive accessories. They are the lifeline for the core of our culture — the arts.

Specialty license plates support the Tennessee Arts Commission, which provides funding to artists, schools and art organizations across our state.