Metro Arts is now accepting applications for FY24 (7/1/23 – 6/31/24) Thrive Call for Artist Services. Metro Arts' Thrive program connects artists and organizations with the community to create investments, cultural connections, and transformations. Thrive empowers artists and organizations to strengthen and cultivate communities in Davidson County. The extended application deadline is Monday, April 10, 2023. Learn more at here on the Thrive page.
Metro Arts’ Operating Grants support nonprofit organizations of all sizes that are engaged in work addressing one or more of the community outcomes:
Stronger Creative Workforce
Vibrant, Creative Neighborhoods
Deeper Cultural Participation
Last December, the Metro Arts Commission recommend voted to recommend a shift to a flat-funding model that more equitably supports under-represented communities in Nashville. You can learn more about the new model and apply for operating grants funding here on the Grants page of our website. Deadline to apply is Monday, March 20th. And sign up here for a grant workshop or clinic to get support with the application process!
ABOUT METRO ARTS
Metro Nashville Arts Commission or “Metro Arts” is the office of Arts + Culture for Nashville and Davidson County. We believe that arts drive a more vibrant and equitable community. We strive to ensure that all Nashvillians have access to a creative life through community investments, artist and organizational training, public art and creative placemaking coordination and direct programs that involve residents in all forms of arts and culture.
Metro Arts Cultural Equity Statement
Metro Arts Annual Report (FY2021)
METRO ARTS IS FUNDED IN PART BY
The arts are getting cut from state budgets across America. In Tennessee, we are fortunate to have an additional source of funding. The extra revenue we receive from specialty and personalized license plate sales has been key to funding the arts in Tennessee. More than 70% of the money used to fund the 800+ grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission last year was from the sale of these specialty license plates.