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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​​

  • Diana Perez, Chair

  • Leah Dupree Love, Vice Chair

  • Heather Lefkowitz, Secretary

  • Darek Bell

  • Will Cheek

  • Timothy Jester

  • Janet Kurtz

  • Hon. Carol McCoy

  • John Nefflen

  • Arlene Nicholas-Phillips

  • Dawana Wade

  • Beverly Watts

  • Campbell West

 

2024 Committee Roster

 

Advocacy Committee

  • Janet Kurtz, Chair​

  • Darek Bell

  • Will Cheek

  • Community Member​s

    • Bonnie J. Dow

Budget Oversight Committee

  • Heather Lefkowitz, Chair

  • Will Cheek

  • Timothy Jester

  • John Nefflen

  • Diana Perez

  • Beverly Watts

  • Campbell West

 

Committee for Anti-Racism and Equity (CARE)

Equity Statement and CARE Guidelines

  • Diana Perez, Chair

  • Heather Lefkowitz

  • Community/Non-Commission Members        

    • Ellen Gilbert

    • Teree McCormick

    • Fathiyah Shepard-Suso

    • Lydia Yousief

Executive Committee​​

  • Diana Perez, Chair

  • Leah Dupree Love, Vice 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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