2023 Tennessee Arts Commission ABC Grants Awarded!

We are pleased to announce the award recipients for the 2023 Tennessee Arts Commission ABC Grants!  The Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant program is designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, or enhance the sustainability of asset-based cultural enterprises. ABC Grants are up to $3,500 per organization, funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission through sales of specialty license plates, and allocated in Davidson County by Metro Arts.

Please contact with ABC questions.




2023 Metro Arts Grants

Each year, the Mayor and Metro Council approve funds from the general operating budget to invest in community arts.  For the first time ever, the city's budget includes $3 million in funding for grants to Nashville's arts and culture nonprofits, in addition to increased funding for Metro Arts' Thrive and equity-based programs.  Grants provide general operating support to arts-focused nonprofit organizations in Davidson County. Please join us in congratulating all recipients! We look forward to sharing their incredible work in the upcoming year.


Grant partners: find our most-requested forms and reports on our Partner Tools page

Grants History 

2022 Metro Arts Grants

2022 Tennessee Arts Commission ABC Grants

2021 Metro Arts Grants

2021 Tennessee Arts Commission ABC Grants

2020 Metro Arts Grants

2020 Tennessee Arts Commission ABC Grants