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Creative Girls Rock Mural
Elisheba Israel Mrozik, Lead Artist

Metro Arts' Thrive program connects artists and organizations with the community to create investments, cultural connections, and transformations. Thrive empowers artists and organizations to strengthen and cultivate communities in Davidson County. For FY25 (7/1/24 – 6/30/25), Metro Arts Thrive program is considering proposals in two categories: 


Thrive Category 1: Community Public Art Projects 

A Thrive Category 1: Community Public Art Project is defined as a temporary artwork that exists in a public space that is accessible to the general public, including privately-owned property such as a local business or organization. Thrive public art projects have included murals, sculpture, integrated architectural or landscape architectural work, community art, digital new media, etc. Successful projects will utilize the Metro Arts Mural Guide. Thrive projects can support the creation, maintenance, and removal of public artworks. 

Thrive Category 2: Community-Based Art Projects

A Thrive Category 2: Community-Based Art Project will support artist-led, community-based art projects that include collaboration between artists and community partners and organizations.

We strive to provide individuals with disabilities and all community members with equitable access to Metro Arts opportunities. To request accommodations, please complete this form. You may also contact Christiana Afotey at 615-862-6721, TTY Relay Service 800-848-0298.

FY25 Thrive Guidelines

FY25 Thrive Scoring Rubric

FY24 Thrive Recipients

FY23 Thrive Recipients

Learn About Becoming a Metro Vendor

Arts Vendor Short Form

W9 Form

For questions or assistance, please contact Metro Arts staff: 

Sydnie Davis, Strategic Grants and Initiatives Manager:, 615-862-6744 

Chuck Beard, Organizational and Artist Support Coordinator:, 615-862-6739  

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