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Metro Arts is continuously looking to make our grants process more equitable. If you'd like to be part of the process, click here to learn more about applying to be a paid grant editor!

In order to support Nashville’s arts ecosystem, Metro Arts is continuing to provide operating support to arts organizations for the FY24 grant cycle. Operating grants support nonprofit organizations of all sizes and supports them in work that addresses one or more of the community outcomes: stronger creative workforce; vibrant, creative neighborhoods; and deeper cultural participation.

Grants for fiscal year 2024 are currently being reviewed. Applicants scores are determined a community grant panel. Flat equitable-level allocations are made by the Metro Arts Commission depending on funding availability. The Metro Arts Commission reviews all proposed awards before voting to approve. Awards are typically announced in late June. All funding is contingent upon Metro Council approval of Metro Arts’ General Operating Budget.

Grant partners: Find our most-requested forms and reports on our Partner Tools page.  If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Saad, Grants Manager, at

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