Arts & Business Council Executive Director Casey Summar to Leave Position this Summer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 20, 2017) – The Arts & Business Council’s (ABC) executive director, Casey Summar, announced that she will be leaving the arts nonprofit this summer after more than a decade with the organization. She and her husband, Trent, are moving to Santa Barbara, California in June. Lucia Folk, board chair of the ABC and… Read more »

Help ABC get to the next bracket in the BFG Fundraising Tournament!

ATTENTION ABC FAMILY! We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected to participate in a fundraising tournament called Brackets For Good! This is the only sport for nonprofits and now it’s time to rally our supporters so they can make a huge impact on the Arts and Business Council in 2017! Our first round of tournament gets… Read more »

INGRAM ARTS VISIONARY AWARD TO HONOR SHIRLEY ZEITLIN AT SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER MAY 4th

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 21, 2017) – Each year, the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville celebrates a Nashville resident for their inspiring leadership and patronage of the arts with its Martha Rivers Ingram Arts Visionary Award. This year, the deserving honoree is Shirley Zeitlin, a long-time Nashville business leader and arts supporter. Zeitlin’s friends, family… Read more »

Fair Enough – Part 4 of Fair Use Series

Be sure to check out ABC’s column in this month’s issue of Nashville Arts Magazine! Attorney Suzanne Kessler discusses the role that transformation plays in the legal defense of Fair Use in the last of her four-part blog series. Read the article HERE!

Save the date for Arts Immersion 2017!

Arts Immersion is a summer soirée showcasing Nashville’s creative community through live music, dance, theatre, and interactive art. Coupled with riveting performances, attendees will partake in delicious local fare, with ample libations on May 24th, 2017 at 6 p.m. at W.O. Smith School. The evening will culminate with a silent auction celebrating creative and local… Read more »

ABC and Curb Center at Vanderbilt to partner on NEA Research Lab studying arts impact!

The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, & Public Policy at Vanderbilt University will partner with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago and with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville to study the arts, creativity, cognition, and learning through an exciting Research Lab Grant from the National Endowment for the… Read more »

Announcing Arts Board Matches for 2016!

ABC’s Arts Board Matching program equips business leaders with the skills needed to be effective, engaged board members for arts organizations. The Arts Board Matching program culminated in November with our signature Match Event, where participants gathered to network with arts organizations in a speed-dating style format at Tennessee Brew Works. After the event, everyone… Read more »

Don’t Miss the November Issue of Nashville Arts Magazine!

The November issue is here! Be sure to check out this month’s Arts & Business Council column, part two of a series exploring the fair use doctrine. Author Suzanne Kessler, Of Counsel at Bone McAllester Norton PLLC and Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt Law School, takes a closer look at the concepts of copyright protection and fair use. Be on the lookout… Read more »