Meet the Periscope Class of 2021: Janelle Faiman, Jenny Petite, Karen Matkosky, and Lyndy Rutledge

Meet the Periscope Class of 2021! Each week we will be introducing this year’s creative class leading up to the culminating Periscope Pitch + Artist Entrepreneur Showcase on Sept. 8! Meet Janelle Faiman, Jenny Petite, Karen Matkosky, and Lyndy Rutledge! Sponsored by Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation and Fifth Third Bank. Janelle Faiman Film/Television, Music, Visual Art I am a… Read more »

Meet the Fall 2021 Cohort of Arts Board Matching

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville proudly announces the selection of 14 business professionals for the fall cohort of Arts Board Matching. This is the second of two cohorts in 2021 — ABC added a Spring cohort for the first time earlier this year — making 2021 the most prolific of the program’s… Read more »

Joe Geis featured on the Nashville Sign as Artist of the Week

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week Joe Geis is featured! Joe Geis is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer based in Nashville, Tennessee. With a focus on murals, illustrations, paintings, and installations, Joe loves to explore the… Read more »

Meet the Periscope Class of 2021: Bradley Montesi, Cassis Pitman, Hunter Perschbacher, Mimi McCarley

Meet the Periscope Class of 2021! Each week we will be introducing this year’s creative class leading up to the culminating Periscope Pitch + Artist Entrepreneur Showcase on Sept. 8! Meet Bradley Montesi, Cassis Pitman, Hunter Perschbacher, and Mimi McCarley! Sponsored by Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation and Fifth Third Bank. Bradley Montesi Film/Television, VR/360 content… Read more »

NEA Accepting Applications for American Rescue Plan Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Grants for various organizations. ARP Grants will be carried out through one-time grants to eligible organizations including, but not limited to, nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, units of state or local government, federally recognized tribal communities or… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 8/6 – 8/8

The FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl returns this weekend! Attend one of Nashville’s most creative festivals and check out some other events happening this weekend! Photo Credits: Chauvet Arts The Belcourt Theatre ANNETTE (in-person) Opens August 6 WITHOUT GETTING KILLED OR CAUGHT (in-person) Opens August 6 PIG (in-person) Ends August 8 Fifth Avenue of the… Read more »

SBA launches PPP Loan Forgiveness, Applications Now Open

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announces the launch of Payment Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness for borrowers of $150,000 or less. Borrowers are encouraged to apply through the new streamlined application portal and applications began being accepted on August 4. “The SBA’s new streamlined application portal will simplify forgiveness for millions of our smallest businesses… Read more »

Artist of the Week: Ashley Mintz

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week Arts Board Matching alum Ashley Mintz is featured! Ashley is a visual artist and writer creating and residing in Nashville, Tennessee, where her creative journey began. Composing and recording her… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 7/30 – 8/1

August is right around the corner! Check out a few of Nashville’s creative events ending this month and opening next month! Photo credits: Don Hardin & NKA Gallery Belcourt Theatre The Green Light (in-person) Opens July 30 Don Hardin & NKA Gallery “Perception & Perspective works by Donna Woodley” (in-person) Opening reception July 31 Channel… Read more »

Nashville Sign Artist of the Week: A.M. Hassan (aka Helen Stackhouse)

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week, 2019 Periscope alum A.M. Hassan (a.k.a Helen Stackhouse) is featured! A.M. Hassan (a.k.a. Helen Stackhouse) joined the POVA Artist Collective in September 2016. She is from Nashville, TN, and was homeless… Read more »