Recovery Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

Updated: May 5

In East Nashville's Shelby Park, Lawrence Argent's Reflection depicts a mockingbird, Tennessee's state bird, rising from flood waters. Photo: Stacey Irvin.

Metro Arts believes that arts and arts organizations play an integral role in our city’s health and healing. A healthy arts sector makes a city more resilient in the face of crisis.

Please reach out to Metro Arts to let us know how you are doing in the aftermath of the March 3 tornado and in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you are an artist or arts organization in need of immediate relief or assistance, let us know so that we can connect you with appropriate resources. We are sharing the following resources and will update as more information becomes available.

Immediate Nashville Information:

For up-to-date information about city government, public safety, closures and utilities, we recommend checking the extensive resources listed at the Storm Response Information Site. For Nashville's response to COVID-19, visit

Food Assistance

Mental Health Resources

For needs and help unique to artists and arts organizations, we’ve compiled the following resources.

For Artists:

For Arts and Culture Organizations

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