Weekend Arts Preview 5/22–5/24

Consider supporting the Greater Nashville Artist Relief Fund, designed to support artists in all disciplines in times of need, now and in the future. Arts venues around Nashville continue to offer programs online while they work to determine the safest way to reopen while maintaining the safety of staff and guests. Through it all, our… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 5/15–5/17

Consider supporting the Greater Nashville Artist Relief Fund, designed to support artists in all disciplines in times of need, now and in the future. It’s inspiring to see so many arts and culture organizations develop innovative new ways to reach audiences online. We hope you continue to enjoy and support the Nashville creative community through… Read more »

Digital Weekend Arts Preview 5/8–5/10

Consider supporting the Greater Nashville Artist Relief Fund, designed to support artists in all disciplines in times of need, now and in the future. Nashville’s creative community has found many ways to bring the arts to life for patrons who continue to stay #SaferatHome. Whether hosting online concerts, virtual art shows, or online classes, artists… Read more »

Digital Weekend Arts Preview 5/1-5/3

More and more, our creative community continues to bring art and culture into our lives throughout these challenging times! One noted example is the Nashville Gallery Association’s announcement of its first-ever virtual First Saturday Art Crawl this Saturday, May 2. Follow the link below for footage and interviews from participating galleries highlighting each space and… Read more »

Digital Arts Weekend Preview 4/24-4/26

Nashville is a creative city! As artists and arts organizations began to shelter in place, they also began to create in place. Presenting art entirely online has offered new challenges, but our wonderful creative community has proven to be innovative, resilient, and generous. In this post, you’ll discover a variety of online arts programs that… Read more »

Digital Weekend Arts Preview

The show must go on! Even in this era of physical distancing and stay-at-home, our creative community continues to find new ways to bring the comforting and healing power of the arts into our homes. From Facebook Live concerts to virtual studio tours, there are myriad ways to engage the arts from a safe distance…. Read more »

Understanding Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Update: The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued a Frequently Asked Questions page on their website to assist self-employed individuals filing for unemployment benefits. 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… 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 »