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Grants ProgramArtVenture

Metro Arts seeks to make creative exploration central to the lives of all Nashvillians. Each year, the Mayor & Metro Council approve funds from the general operating budget to support community arts through grants. Grants support a diverse range of artistic and cultural activities from theatrical, dance and musical productions, visual arts activities and exhibits, neighborhood festivals, film, after-school arts education and more.

All grants are required to demonstrate alignment of the Commission's impact areas.

Potential grantees must have strong organizational foundation and be committed to demonstrable community results. Metro Arts will fund grants in four categories: Basic Operating Support, Creation, After-school Arts Projects and Arts Access.

2015-2016 Metro Arts Grants Awards Announced

Grants Awards List and Press Release

2015-2016 Arts Build Communities - Davidson County Grant Awards

Davidson County Grant Awards

Grants Committee

Committee Members

  • Marielena Ramos, Chair
  • Dr. Ruth Ross Edmonds
  • Matt Fischer
  • Laurie Eskind
  • Meg MacFadyen
  • Paula Roberts