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

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.

Commissioners​​

  • Leah Dupree Love, Acting Chair

  • Janet Kurtz, Vice Chair

  • Heather Lefkowitz, Secretary

  • Darek Bell

  • Tré Hardin

  • Timothy Jester

  • Hon. Carol McCoy

  • John Nefflen

  • Arlene Nicholas-Phillips

  • Dawana Wade

  • Beverly Watts

  • Campbell West

 

2024 Committee Roster

 

Advocacy Committee

  • Janet Kurtz, Chair​

  • Darek Bell

Budget Oversight Committee

  • Beverly Watts, Chair

  • Timothy Jester

  • Heather Lefkowitz

  • John Nefflen

  • Campbell West

 

Committee for Anti-Racism and Equity (CARE)

Equity Statement and CARE Guidelines

  • Heather Lefkowitz

  • Community/Non-Commission Members        

    • Ellen Gilbert

    • Teree McCormick

    • Fathiyah Shepard-Suso

    • Lydia Yousief

Executive Committee​​

  • Leah Dupree Love, Acting Chair

  • Heather Lefkowitz, Secretary

  • Campbell West

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

Grants and Funding Committee

Grants Process and Guidelines

  • Leah Dupree Love, Chair

  • Timothy Jester

  • Hon. Carol McCoy

  • Dawana Wade

Nominating Committee

Public Art Committee (PAC)

Public Art Guidelines and Community Investment Plan    

  • Campbell West, Chair

  • Arlene Nicholas- Phillips

  • Beverly Watts

  • Community/Non-Commission Members:​​

    • Sara Lee Burd                             

    • Shaun Giles 

    • Stacey Irvin 

    • Dr. Cara Robinson

    • Carlton Wilkinson

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