Our next grant cycle (for the grant year FY15 - July 2014 through June 2015) will begin in January 2014 with the publication of grant guidelines. View the FY15 program calendar for important dates.
New Applicants: Click the "Sign Up" tab above to create an account. Click "Help" for instructions on creating a new account.
Returning Applicants: Do not create a new account for an existing grantee or applicant organization. Click "Help" for instructions.
Welcome to the new Metro Arts online grant system! We launched this new system in February 2012, and we continue to make improvements. Please let us know about your experience, and ask for help if you need it, through the contacts below:
Leigh Patton, Community Arts Manager, email@example.com (615) 862-6744
Please report any issues or "bugs" that you encounter in this new grants management program by visiting http://bit.ly/MetroArtsBugtracker. Please enter as much information as possible to help us resolve the issue you've encountered.
Metro Arts Funding Philosophy:The Metro Nashville Arts Commission seeks to make creative exploration central to the lives of all Nashvillians. Each year, the Mayor & Metro Council approve funds from the general operating budget to support community arts through grants. Grants support a diverse range of artistic and cultural activities from theatrical, dance and musical productions, visual arts activities and exhibits, neighborhood festivals, art therapy, film, after-school arts education and much more.
All grants are required to demonstrate alignment with three of the Commission’s impact areas:
•Expanding & Improving the Creative Workforce
•Increasing Availability & Participation in Creative Activities
•Enhancing Creative Quality and Innovation
Potential grantees must have strong organizational foundation and be committed to demonstrable community results. Metro Arts fund grants in four categories: Basic Operating Support, Creation, After-school Arts Projects and Arts Access. For more information on these categories please click here.