Metro Arts seeks to make creative exploration central to the lives of all Nashvillians. Each year, the Mayor and Metro Council approve funds from the general operating budget to invest in community arts through grants. These grants support nonprofit organizations through operating and project-based support. In Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Metro Arts will provide more than $2.3 million in funding to area nonprofits in support of our goals to build a stronger creative workforce, deepen creative participation and inspire dynamic, creative neighborhoods. 

The Commission approved FY21 awards on June 25, 2020. A full list is available below.

2021 Metro Arts Grants

2021 Tennessee Arts Commission ABC Grants

2020 Metro Arts Grants

Metro Arts utilizes an online grants management system called WebGrants. To access current funding opportunities, you must first register as a user in the system. After your user account has been approved by the Metro Arts staff, you will be able to access the application forms for all open grant categories.

Contact Janine Christiano at 615-862-6744 or for more information about grants.

2020 Tennessee Arts Commission ABC Grants


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