Understanding Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act now includes a new type of unemployment insurance for contractors, freelancers, self-employed workers and other people who typically do not qualify for standard unemployment coverage. The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program will provide emergency support for those typically ineligible for their state’s standard unemployment coverage,… Read more »

VLPA Provides Unemployment Guide

UPDATE: For additional information relevant to expanded umemployment benefits through the CARES Act, including umemployment benefits for freelancers, visit our blog post: Understanding Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. It’s been a rough couple of weeks, friends. We know and we’re here to help. If you’ve lost your job or have recently had your hours significantly reduced, you… Read more »

25 talented artists selected for 2020 Class of Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville proudly announces the selection of the 2020 class of Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training, an annual program that empowers working artists to see their creative practice through an entrepreneurial lens. This year’s class consists of 25 artists working in a broad variety of disciplines including visual art, photography,… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 3/7-3/8

This week, the entire Nashville community was impacted by the tornadoes that destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses. The shining light afterward has been the willingness of people throughout our community to come together, donate money and goods, and to volunteer with cleanup and recovery . To help, ABC has created an online resource with… Read more »

Emergency Response Resources

In response to the novel COVID-19 crisis and ongoing tornado relief efforts in the greater Nashville area, the Arts & Business Council continues to compile resources for artists and creative entrepreneurs. We will monitor ongoing tornado relief efforts as well as the most recent public health recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and provide periodic updates on… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 2/29–3/1

It’s Leap Day weekend, which means we all get an extra 24 hours to enjoy Nashville’s arts and cultural community. This weekend, TPAC presents the esteemed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Nashville Symphony presents Dee Dee Bridgewater with Bill Charlap, and the Nashville Ballet hosts the illustrious Ballet Ball. And that’s just the tip… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 2/22–2/23

The sun is finally shining, but it won’t last long! Rain returns Monday so this weekend is the perfect time to take advantage of a break in the weather. The Jefferson Street Art Crawl returns Saturday night with art on display at Woodcuts Framing & Gallery and One Drop Ink Tattoo. OZ Arts presents bold… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 2/15–2/16

It’s a lovely weekend to enjoy the arts! Let your attitude be changed with a special performance of the Nashville Ballet’s Attitude: Other Voices examining gender identity and stereotypes. Let your heart be filled with art at the Germantown Art Crawl and live out loud with a free performance of the Nashville Opera’s Opera OUT… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 2/7–2/9

It’s a snowy winter weekend in Nashville, but don’t let the cold keep you at home! There’s plenty of arts activities worth braving the weather to attend over the next few days. See the dynamic musical duo (and ABC board members!) Louis York make history live onstage at the Grand Ole Opry this Friday. Experience… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 2/1–2/2

Fans of visual art will be pleased to know that this weekend is jam-packed with art crawls and art balls, opening receptions and closings of shows. Tri-Star Arts presents The Art Ball and Art Ball Afterparty, fundraisers for the forthcoming Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art. Meanwhile, Downtown Nashville and Wedgewood-Houston both host art crawls on… Read more »