The next Metro Arts' grant review cycle will begin in January 2015. Meanwhile, please register for our email news alerts for future grant program announcements.
Click here for Arts Build Communities grant information.

Click here for other Metro Art grant information.
Welcome to the 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, (615) 862-6744
Kana Gaines, Grants Coordinator, (615) 862-6314

Please report any issues or "bugs" that you encounter in this grants management program by visiting 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.

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! Please simply click on the "Log In" tab to access your existing account. If you need help with your Username or Password, please email