City of Nashville, TN

08/24/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/28/2017 14:25

Arts Commission 8/24/2017 Metro Arts Announces Community Grant Awards: “Arts Build Communities” Grants Support Innovative, Impactful Projects

August 24, 2017
Jennifer Cole

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 24, 2017- The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) today announced $29,380 in grant awards to 15 nonprofit organizations in Davidson County as part of the Tennessee Arts Commission's Arts Build Communities (ABC) Program.

ABC is a program funded by the Tennessee General Assembly and administered in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission and designated agencies throughout Tennessee. Awards range from $500 to $2500 and support community-focused arts projects. Metro Arts is the designated agency for the ABC funds in Davidson County.

These grants will support a variety of projects, including a dance program designed for differently abled children; a cultural street festival in North Nashville; a STEAM-based mural project highlighting the relationship between math and artistic design; storytelling workshops for refugees and immigrants, among others. Funded projects and activities will take place between Aug. 17, 2017 and June 15, 2018.

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Arts Build Communities

Davidson County Grant Awards

Organization

Project

Award

Adventure Science Center

Creation of a public mural combining art and math

$1,950.00

African American Cultural Alliance

African Street Festival at Hadley Park

$1,750.00

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

2017/18 Concert Series 'Unbounded Creativity'

$2,200.00

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville

Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training

$2,500.00

chatterbird

A celebration of Nashville Public Library's Film Archives

$2,000.00

Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville

Chinese New Year celebration at Hillsboro Village

$1,850.00

Grand Master Fiddler Championship

Annual fiddling competition and demonstration

$1,500.00

Intersection

Performance of Joel Thompson's Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

$2,350.00

Nashville Public Radio

Versify: a podcast series of community member stories told through poetry

$2,350.00

National Museum of African American Music

Sips & Stanzas: monthly gatherings of music industry professionals from diverse backgrounds

$1,625.00

The Porch Writers' Collective

Expressive writing workshops for immigrants and refugees

$1,930.00

Rejoice Ministries

Classical ballet class for children with special needs

$1,200.00

Rocketown of Middle Tennessee

Spoken word after-school workshops

$2,025.00

Salama Urban Ministries

Music, dance, and theater instruction for youth grades K through 8

$2,350.00

Tennessee Women's Theater Project

After-school theater classes at Looby Community Recreation Center

$1,800.00

About the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission

The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) is the office of arts and culture for Nashville & Davidson County. We believe that arts drive a vibrant and equitable community. We are funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission www.tn.gov/arts

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