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BOARD

+ COMMITTEES

The Metro Nashville Arts Commission or Board of Commissioners is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Metro Council. This 15-member board oversees Metro Arts' strategic work outlined in the charter.

For information about the Commission, please email us at arts@nashville.gov or visit our Commission page on Nashville.gov for notices of public meetings, meeting agendas and meeting minutes. Sign up here for email notifications of Arts Commission meetings.

View the Bylaws of the Metro Nashville Arts Commission.

Commissioners​​

  • Matia Powell, Chair

  • Ellen Angelico, Vice Chair

  • Rev. Dexter Brewer, Secretary

  • Sheri Nichols Bucy

  • Marianne Byrd

  • Will Cheek

  • Clarence Ëdward

  • Clay Haynes

  • Diana Perez

  • Paul Polycarpou

  • Jim Schmidt

  • Campbell West

 

2023 Committee Roster

 

Advocacy Committee

  • Will Cheek, Chair​

  • Jim Schmidt, Vice Chair​

  • Rev. Dexter Brewer​

  • Marianne Byrd​

  • Clay Haynes

  • Diana Perez​

  • Community Member​s

    • Jane Alvis​  

 

Committee for Anti-Racism and Equity (CARE)

Equity Statement and CARE Guidelines

  • Ellen Angelico, Chair

  • Rev. Dexter Brewer, Vice Chair

  • Diana Perez

  • Community/Non-Commission Members        

    • Teree McCormick, Co-Chair

    • Ellen Gilbert

    • Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

    • M Kelley 

    • Jon Royal​

    • Fathiyah Shepard-Suso 

    • LaKeisha Thomas

    • Isabel Tipton-Krispin

Executive Committee

Matia Powell, Chair​

  • Ellen Angelico, Vice Chair​

  • Rev. Dexter Brewer, Secretary​

  • Jim Schmidt, Immediate Past Chair, ex-officio

  • Daniel Singh, Executive Director, ex-officio (non-voting)

Grants and Funding Committee

Grants Process and Guidelines

  • Sheri Nichols Bucy, Chair

  • Marianne Byrd, Vice Chair

  • Clarence Ëdward

  • Matia Powell, ex-officio

Nominating Committee

  • Jim Schmidt, Chair

  • Ellen Angelico, Vice Chair

  • Rev. Dexter Brewer

  • Matia Powell, ex-officio

Public Art Committee (PAC)

Public Art Guidelines and Community Investment Plan    

  • Campbell West, Chair

  • Paul Polycarpou, Vice Chair

  • Community/Non-Commission Members:​​

    • Sara Lee Burd                                 

    • Shaun Giles

    • Donna Gilliam    

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