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Saran Thompson, Branches of PoeTREE
Lead Artist: Cameron Mitchell 

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

At our December meeting, the Metro Arts Commission recommend voted to recommend a shift to a flat-funding model that more equitably supports historically under-represented communities in the arts ecosystem 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. 

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 Strategic Plan

Metro Arts Launches 2-Day NFT Workshop

Registration is live! Metro Arts and Technology Gap are pleased to present a 2-day NFT workshop this February. Artists are creating and thriving in the digital space, and we want to support Nashville artists in having this opportunity to create and collaborate. This workshop is also part of an effort to close the digital divide. 

In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamental vocabulary and concepts needed to navigate blockchain, web3, NFTs, crypto, and metaverse spaces -–including tips on how to stay safe and avoid scams. Click the button below to learn more and register!

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OUR IMPACT

Learn more on how we are connecting the community with the arts.

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METRO ARTS IS FUNDED IN PART BY

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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.

Support the Arts with a Specialty License Plate

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Looking for opportunities?

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