Guns + Butter Learning Lab Project, Lexander Bryant
NEW REPORT REVEALS THAT NASHVILLE’S ARTS INVESTMENT LAGS BEHIND PEER CITIES
Two recent studies commissioned by the Metro Arts Commission will guide critical next steps for the agency as a change agent in the Nashville arts landscape. The Comparison Study shows that not only does Nashville invest less in the arts compared to peer cities, but - when factoring in inflation and the city’s growth - Nashville’s arts funding has actually declined over time. The Disparity Study underscores that this lack of resources affects Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-led arts organizations disproportionately.