Old Hickory Village Centennial Celebration Time Capsule Project, Wayne Brezinka

Thrive connects artists and organizations with the community to create neighborhood investments and transformations. By offering funding opportunities outside of the traditional grants process, Thrive empowers artists and organizations to build, strengthen and cultivate communities in Davidson County.

FY21 Thrive Guidelines

FY21 Thrive Training Video

FY21 Thrive Application

FY21 Youth Engagement Form

FY21 Thrive Community Engagement Panelist Information Form

Public Artwork Information Form

Arts Vendor Short Form

W9 Form

Thrive funds:

  • artists

  • community organizations or businesses for arts projects in neighborhoods.


Who is eligible for funding?

  • individual artists or artist teams

  • businesses and organizations

  • must be located in Nashville/Davidson County

  • must be at least 18 years of age


You are NOT eligible

  • If your organization receives funding from Metro Arts in the form of a grant

  • If you or a member of your immediate family/household is a member of the Metro Arts Board of Commissioners, an employee of the Metro Nashville Davidson County Government or Metro Nashville Public Schools


Definition of Artist

For the purposes of the Thrive program, artists are defined as individuals who practice in the unique creation and public display or performance of visual arts, craft, sound and performance art, film and television (including production), theatre, dance, music or literary arts and can demonstrate at least two years of exhibition, performance or professional history.

Special Allocation of April 2020 THRIVE Funding


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