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Opportunity NOW Arts Experiences

Summer 2019 Opportunity NOW Project Grant

Apply Now for a Summer 2019 Opportunity NOW Project Grant.

For Summer 2019, the program seeks Site Partners who will lead a Near Peer Coach and one or more teams of six to twelve youth (ages 14-16) to be engaged in seven-week projects that will emphasize the arts, service learning and work readiness training. Projects will incorporate visual arts, craft, media, music, theater, dance, folk, and/or literary arts and will culminate in a final product. Selected projects will represent a wide range of geographic locations throughout Davidson County and adhere to the Opportunity NOW program timeline and deliverables.

Metro Arts utilizes an online application system called Submittable. To access the application for this funding opportunity, submit an application on Metro Arts Submittable web site.

The deadline to submit applications for FY19 Opportunity NOW funding will be October 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. See the Grant Guidelines for more information.

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About Opportunity NOW

Opportunity NOW is a coordinated initiative to provide young people in Davidson County with work readiness training and access to employment. The initiative was created based on recommendations from the Mayor’s Youth Violence Summit as a way to connect youth to opportunity and to hope. Opportunity NOW is designed to combat the growing gap in opportunity and will become the much needed system for delivering employment and employment-like opportunities for young people.

In Summer 2018 Metro Arts and the Nashville Career Advancement Center will partner with Conexion Americas, Country Music Hal of Fame & Museum, From the Heart International, Global Education Center, McGruder Family Resource Center, Moves & Grooves, Nashville Children's Theatre, Notes 4 Notes, Prado Studios, Southern Word, T.I.M.E, Turnip Green and Watkins College of Art to present Arts Work Experiences for youth ages 14-15. Youth participated in projects that featured public art, theater arts, spoken word, songwriting, sound mixing and recording, creative reuse, social and civic practice art and more.

Contact Rebecca Kinslow at or 615-862-6737 with questions.