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Apply for a Grant

Metro Arts administers two grant programs for Davidson County. “Metro Arts Grants” are funded by the Metro general fund. We also administer the Tennessee Arts Commission’s “Arts Build Communities” grants for Davidson County. All applicants and grant-funded activities must be located in Davidson County.

When to Apply

Grant Category Grant Period Application Deadline
Arts Build Communities August 16, 2015 - June 15, 2016 July 2015
Metro Arts FY16 Grants July 1, 2015 - June 1, 2016 Mid - March 2015

Metro Arts FY16 Grants

FY16 Guidelines will be posted in January 2015. Please refer to FY15 Guidelines and Eligibility for basic information in the meantime.

Arts Build Communities FY15 Grants

The ABC program will begin accepting applications for the FY16 grant cycle in spring of 2015. If you have questions about the ABC Grant Program, contact Kana Gaines at kana.gaines@nashville.gov

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Leigh Patton, Community Arts Manager, at (615) 862-6744, or Kana Gaines, Grants Coordinator, at (615) 862-6314.