If you are interested in connecting with the arts community in Nashville, check out the following resources:
Connect with Metro Arts
Metro Arts publishes a bi-monthly e-newsletter called Arts Alert and a monthly artist-opportunities focused e-newsletter once a month. Sign up for Arts Alert and Arts Buzz to stay in the know about all artist opportunities across the city.In addition, occasional e-blasts go out about other programming and special opportunities.
Metro Arts and NowPlayingNashville.com offer a free artist directory service for Nashville area artists.
Metro Arts maintains a comprehensive mobile web site and on-the-go guide to the Public Art Collection, Art in Public Places, Galleries, Museums and more.
THRIVE: an artist micro-fund program
THRIVE is a community arts focused funding program designed to encourage artistic development, engage neighborhood art-making, open up and reimagine places, and inspire and activate the imagination through shared experiences and art-making in Davidson County. The program equips artists, organizations and businesses with funding and project development tools that empower them to realize their artistic goals, while enriching the quality of life in Nashville.
Nashville Arts Magazine
Check out this monthly publication that beautifully documents all that is happening in the arts each month in Nashville. In addition, Metro Arts public art staff write a monthly public art column.
Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville
The Arts & Business Council leverages and unites the unique resources of the arts and business communities to create a thriving, sustainable creative culture in Nashville. They offer a host of educational seminars and workshops for artists, including Periscope, Artist Entrepreneur Training, which empowers working artists to see their vision through an entrepreneurial lens.
Poverty and the Arts: Artist Collective
The POVA Artist Collective is comprised of homeless and formerly homeless creatives that are pursuing art and creativity as a means to make real, sustainable change in their lives. Through our Artist Collective program, PovA artists have access to studio space, art supplies, professional development workshops, and opportunities to sell and exhibit original artwork and prints.
Music Makes Us
The Music Makes Us® Online Hub is a listing of professional artists and organizations, vetted by a selection panel, which will enhance teaching and learning opportunities for students and teachers in Metro Nashville Schools. Direct experience with the music and arts community brings the curriculum to life beyond classroom walls. The Hub is designed to promote awareness of quality programs available in the community and help facilitate communication and scheduling. Music Makes Us® will maintain a pool of funds to assist teachers with the cost of programs.
Tennessee Arts Commission
The mission of the Tennessee Arts Commission is to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities. Through a variety of investments, the Commission encourages excellence in artistic expression through the state’s artists, arts organizations and arts activities. They offer grants, professional development, individual artist fellowships and operate a visual arts gallery at their downtown location. To find out more, visit their web site.