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 »

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 »