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Creative Girls Rock mural
Elisheba Mrozik, Lead Artist

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.

Application: FY22 Thrive Cycle 2, Community Practice Artist Incubator (closes Oct. 25)

FY22 Thrive Guidelines (video below)

FY22 Thrive Panelist 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


Interested in learning more?  

Email us at arts@nashville.gov!