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The application period for FY23 Cultivate funding is now closed. For FY24, we will reopen the submission process based on funding availability. 

About Cultivate

Cultivate is a funding program administered by Metro Arts that is designed to build, strengthen, and cultivate communities in Nashville and Davidson County by supporting:

• Direct response to needs and feedback.

• Supporting the foundation, growth, and impact of artist work.


Cultivate Category 1: Professional Development and Capacity-Building

Professional Development and Capacity-Building supports independent artists and arts/cultural organizations who are committed to an experience of growth or professional learning.

Cultivate Category 2: Disaster Response

Disaster Response supports independent artists and arts organizations responding to an emergency or disaster in order to return to their artistic capacity.

FY24 Cultivate Guidelines 

We strive to provide individuals with disabilities and all community members with equitable access to Metro Arts opportunities. To request accommodations, please complete this form. You may also contact Skylar Peterson at 615-862-6721, TTY Relay Service 800-848-0298.

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