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Arts Commission


THRIVE animated logo THRIVE is a micro-funding program designed to build, strengthen and cultivate communities in Nashville and Davidson County by supporting artist-led projects that encourage artistic and cultural experiences, community investment, and neighborhood transformation.

FY18 Funding is now available.

FY18 Funding Guidelines

Theory of Community Change

When your artistic idea embraces community engagement and participation, it gives rise to new art and innovation. This creative neighborhood transformation guarantees that Nashville THRIVES.

Theory of Community Change Model


Jennifer Cole, Executive Director
Caroline Vincent, Director of Public Art and Placemaking
Lauren Fitzgerald, Neighborhood & Artist Development Coordinator