ABC and Blackbird Media 2021 Artist of the Week

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville proudly announces a partnership with Blackbird Media to feature local artists and artwork on The Nashville Sign. Uniquely situated at the 13-lane intersection of Broadway, West End Avenue, and 16th Avenue, The Nashville Sign has consistently been the community billboard for arts, music, and culture in Nashville. … Read more »

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program Portal Temporarily Suspended

When the SBA launched the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today, some technical issues occurred, despite multiple successful tests. After working with vendors to address them as quickly as possible, the SBA temporarily suspended the portal and will re-open it as soon as possible to ensure all applicants have fair and equal access…. Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 4/9 – 4/11

National Museum of African American Music Now open! Plan your visit today. (in-person) Ongoing Kindling Arts Festival and Found Movement Group LOST NASHVILLE (in-person) April 10th & 24th and May 8th & 22nd Tinney Contemporary Beyond Repair (by appointment only) Ongoing through April 10 Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Cheekwood in Bloom (in-person) Ongoing through Apr…. Read more »

Updates on SBA’s PPP, EIDL, and Shuttered Venue Operators Grant programs

Paycheck Protection Program deadline extended  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. SBA is currently offering PPP loans until May 31, 2021. President Biden announced program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable. 1…. Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 4/2 – 4/4

April has sprung up on us! Get into the Spring spirit by attending events happening this weekend both in person and virtually. Check them out! Photo credit: Nashville Ballet National Museum of African American Music Now open! Plan your visit today. (in-person) Ongoing Nashville Ballet Attitude Part II (virtual) April 2 – 4 Story Time… Read more »

Kindling Arts Festival Raises $3K in Festival Fundraising Campaign

During the month of March, Kindling Arts Festival, a fiscally sponsored project of The Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville, raised nearly $3,000 in their $3K by 3/30 Festival Fundraising Campaign! The fundraiser was in support of its mission to empower diverse local performers with the space and supporting resources required to take daring creative risks… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 3/26 – 3/28

Spring is officially here so don’t let the rain stop you from experiencing all the creative adventures that Nashville has to offer this weekend! Photo credits: Modfellows Art Gallery National Museum of African American Music Now open! Plan your visit today. (in-person) Ongoing Modfellows Art Gallery The Unreliable Illustrator (in-person) Ongoing through April 24 (opening… Read more »

SBA To Launch Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications Portal on April 8

The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Prior to the official SVOG application opening, the SBA will host a national informational webinar to highlight the application process… Read more »

Meet the Periscope Class of 2021!

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville proudly announces the selection of the 2021 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 an array of disciplines including visual art, fashion/textile, music,… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 3/19 – 3/21

The sun will be shining this weekend and you do not want to miss out on all the creative events that Nashville has to offer. Check them out below! Photo credits: Chauvet Arts National Museum of African American Music Now open! Plan your visit today. (in-person) Ongoing Country Music Hall of Fame American Currents: Celebrating… Read more »