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Mapping Madison's Cultural Assets

Nashville's Madison community has long been recognized as a center of creative activity—a home for musicians, songwriters, and visual and performing artists—with new creatives moving to the area every day. Madison’s creatives are a vital part of Nashville’s sense of place, economic development and overall quality of life. They represent some of the creatives and freelancers that make up 22% of the county’s workforce.


Metro Arts, working with local artist Kristen Chapman, wants to hear from creatives living and/or working in Madison, learn about their creative practices, and get their thoughts on affordable housing and studio/production spaces. To do this, we are conducting a Madison Cultural Asset Mapping Project that will record, analyze and synthesize information to highlight existing cultural resources in the Madison neighborhood area.

Help Us Make the Map


Calling all creatives in Madison—here's how you can take part in this process:

  • Complete our survey designed to gather information about creatives living and/or working in Madison.


  • Attend one of three upcoming community input sessions. Details on these events will be posted here and announced on Metro Arts social media (follow @MetroArtsNash or see links below).


This project is funded by a National Endowment for the Arts Creativity Connects grant in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development, Metro Planning, Metro GIS and Madison/Rivergate Chamber of Commerce.

Questions? Email Kristen Chapman to learn more. 


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