Free Workshop for Arts Build Communities Grant Applicants

Organizations in Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson counties wishing to apply for Arts Builds Communities (ABC) grant funds from the TN Arts Commission are encouraged to attend. Funded through the sale of specialty license plates, the ABC grant program is designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to art experiences, and enhance our communities through cultural art.

The purpose of the workshop is to share information about the Arts Builds Communities Grant program, and to assist those interested in writing the grant applications. The Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) is designated to administer the ABC program on behalf of the TN Arts Commission for the following counties: Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, Wilson.

For your convenience, we have two dates and locations to choose from.
We hope you can attend one of these workshops!

Thursday, April 18th 2019 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Greater Nashville Regional Council (Metro Center)
220 Athens Way, Suite 200 | Nashville, TN 37228

Thursday, May 16th 2019 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Franklin City Hall
109 Third Ave S. | Franklin, TN 37064 

Apply Online Here!

Awards range from $500 to $2500 and there is a match requirement. To learn more about the program’s purpose and eligibility requirements, please refer to the ABC Guidelines. Online Grant applications due July 1, 2019. Applications for the ABC program will go through a local review process. Grant funds must be used between August 16, 2019 and June 15, 2020.

For more information please contact
Rasheedah Pardue
(615) 891-5868 or

Other Designated Agencies serve the remaining GNRC region as follows:

Davidson County:
Metro Nashville Arts Commission

Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, and Stewart Counties:
Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council

In order to be eligible, applicants must be state-recognized, 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations or government entities (including public schools and libraries) and must be able to provide a dollar-for-dollar match toward the single proposed project. In addition, the proposed project must occur between August 16, 2019, and June 15, 2020. Any organization awarded Major Cultural Institution, Cultural Education Partnership, or Partnership Support funding for FY2020 is not eligible to apply.

Posted on: 15 Apr, 2019