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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, 2014 - June 15, 2015 4:30 PM on Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Metro Arts FY16 Grants July 1, 2015 - June 1, 2016 Mid - March 2015

Arts Build Communities FY15 Grants

Panel Review Agenda, Monday August 4th, 2014
Guidelines & Application
ABC Grant Program Calendar
Arts Advocacy: Everyone Can Tell a Story

FY15 ABC Grant Workshop
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 1:30pm-3:30pm
Sonny West Conference Center
700 2nd Ave. South. Nashville, TN 37210
If you have questions about the ABC Grant Program, contact Kana Gaines at

Metro Arts FY15 Grants

Public Panel Meeting Agendas

Additional Information

Contact Us

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