Meet the 2023 Class of Periscope: Rural Artist Development

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville proudly announces the 2023 class of Periscope: Rural Artist Development! Now in its second year, Periscope RAD is an online training and mentorship program uniquely designed to be a transformative experience empowering rural artists with the entrepreneurial skills to help them thrive. Training sessions are led by… Read more »

Celebrating 10 Years of Creative Entrepreneurship

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville has opened applications for its 10th cohort of Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training, an annual business development intensive that empowers working artists to see their creative practice through an entrepreneurial lens.  Since 2014, Periscope has provided tools and resources to 200 artists, helping them to organize, plan, and… Read more »

Jackie Tidwell Joins the Arts & Business Council Team

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville is pleased to welcome Jaclyn Johnson Tidwell as the organization’s new Director of Operations & Strategic Initiatives. Jackie has more than 15 years of nonprofit experience in organizational strategy, operations, and community engagement. She graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre performance and political… Read more »

Amy Hoskins Named Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign

The Arts & Business Council, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week’s featured artist is Amy Hoskins! Amy is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates through painting, photography and writing. When she paints, she explores her emotions and experiences, creating imagined natural… Read more »

Jamie Whitlow Named Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign

The Arts & Business Council, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week’s featured artist is Jamie Whitlow! Jamie is a visual artist who creates 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional artwork in a wide range of genres, including impressionism, realism, and abstract expressionism.  Her… Read more »

Lisa Reed Preston Named Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign

The Arts & Business Council, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week’s featured artist is Lisa Reed Preston! Lisa Reed Preston is a mixed media artist who embraces the beauty of abstraction. A self-described “visual disruptor” she uses abstraction and technology… Read more »