Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts)
Grants of up to $3,000, grants of up to $5,000, and grants of up to $9,500 to Tennessee individual artists, businesses, and organizations for arts projects that cultivate, strengthen, and build communities in Nashville and Davidson County. Applicants must receive coaching prior to applying.
Community Art Sharing and Celebration (up to $3,000): A Community Art Sharing and Celebration project intentionally shapes the physical and social character and celebrates our Nashville neighborhoods through the sharing of an artistic practice. In this category, the community informs the artist’s vision for the work. A competitive application will include an intention of social impact beyond a traditional audience experience.
Community Art Co-Design & Co-Creation (up to $5,000): A Community Co-Design & Co-Creation project actively engages the community in the art-making process. These projects must involve a strong, committed partnership between the artist and a specific group, organization or neighborhood. The needs of the partner and the community should determine the vision for the artwork. The artwork should be largely process-based. In this funding category, the public is required to participate in the physical creation and/or design of the artwork.
Public Art and Placemaking (up to $9,500): A Public Art and Placemaking project creates temporary, publicly accessible artworks in a public space. A successful application should demonstrate a community need or evidence the artist is engaged with a partner, a community or communities. It should also include a feasible timeline of community co-creation or engagement, installation, removal of the artwork and/or long-term maintenance plan. Projects in this category may have artistic elements that exist beyond the initial installation or performance. A competitive application in this category will exhibit an intention of social impact beyond a traditional audience experience and/or show strong committed partnerships between the artist and a specific group, organization, or neighborhood. The needs of the partner and the community should determine the vision of the artwork. The artwork should be largely process based and the artist is required to involve the community in a co-creation and/or co-design process. This funding category requires the approval of the Metro Arts Public Art Committee in addition to the Metro Arts Commission.
Funds may only be used to pay for artist fees, direct project management costs, and/or art-related supplies or materials that support the project.
GrantWatch ID#: 183958
- Community Art Sharing and Celebration: Up to $3,000
- Community Art Co-Design & Co-Creation: Up to $5,000
- Public Art and Placemaking: Up to $9,500
Projects must be completed within the fiscal year in which the funds were awarded (Metro's fiscal year is July 1 - June 30).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://mnac.submittable.com/submit/111346/fy19-thrive-funding-application
Lauren Fitzgerald, Neighborhood & Artist Development Coordinator
800 2nd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210-2008
PO Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219-6300
USA: Tennessee: Nashville and Davidson County