Below are relatively recent examples of current grant opportunities for local communities.  Please keep in mind this is certainly not an all-inclusive list, and are placed on our website at the request of other staff members who assist with these opportunities.


Arts Builds Communities Workshop

Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – April Workshop Announcement flyer

Monday, May 1, 2017 –  May Workshop Announcement flyer

These workshops provide information on the application process, grant purpose and deadlines for
Organizations in Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson Counties wishing to apply for ARTS Grand funds

The purpose of the ABC program is to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, or enhance the sustainability of asset based cultural enterprise.

The Greater Nashville Regional Council will hold the above mentioned workshops (please view the flyer by clicking the above dates for the location and times).  The workshops will last approximately (2) two hours. The purpose of the workshop is to share information about the upcoming FY2018 Arts Builds Communities Grant program including the application process and deadline, which is June 30, 2017.

The TN Arts Commission funds the program through the sales of the “Specialty License” plates. All interested organizations are encouraged to attend and apply. Application guidelines can be found online at the following address:

Apply Online Here:

Awards range from $500 to $2500 and there is a match requirement.

Designated Agency Contact information:

GNRC, Rasheedah Pardue
501 Union Street, 6th Floor Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 891-5868    Fax: (615) 862-8840
Email:   Website:

Other Designated Agencies serve the remaining GNRC region as follows:

Davidson County applicants will continue to be served by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Laurel Fisher can be reached at

The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council will serve Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery Robertson and Stewart Counties. The contact for this agency is Ellen Kaverno at

Follow this link for information on how to apply and for complete contact information and guidelines: