ABC and Curb Center at Vanderbilt to partner on NEA Research Lab studying arts impact!

The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, & Public Policy at Vanderbilt University will partner with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago and with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville to study the arts, creativity, cognition, and learning through an exciting Research Lab Grant from the National Endowment for the… Read more »

Announcing Arts Board Matches for 2016!

ABC’s Arts Board Matching program equips business leaders with the skills needed to be effective, engaged board members for arts organizations. The Arts Board Matching program culminated in November with our signature Match Event, where participants gathered to network with arts organizations in a speed-dating style format at Tennessee Brew Works. After the event, everyone… Read more »

Don’t Miss the November Issue of Nashville Arts Magazine!

The November issue is here! Be sure to check out this month’s Arts & Business Council column, part two of a series exploring the fair use doctrine. Author Suzanne Kessler, Of Counsel at Bone McAllester Norton PLLC and Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt Law School, takes a closer look at the concepts of copyright protection and fair use. Be on the lookout… Read more »

Congrats to CNM Salute to Excellence Winners Including Our Very Own Executive Director, Casey Summar

A heartfelt congratulations to our very own Casey Summar, winner of the Bank of America CEO of the Year Award at CNM’s Salute to Excellence. At the largest nonprofit awards ceremony in the country, Casey was honored for her role in shaping the organization’s mission and elevating ABC to a model for national peers. Mayor Megan Barry… Read more »

Erica Ciccarone of NYCNash Guest Blog: North Nashville “Parlour” Recalls When the Harlem Renaissance Came South

Special thanks to Erica Ciccarone of NYCNash for writing this great piece!  At October nips at our heels, Nashville art lovers may be hard pressed to choose between a plethora of events featuring artists, performers, and creative leaders this month. Saturday evening will be all about North Nashville as galleries, restaurants, and shops open their doors for… Read more »

Progressive Law Interviews VLPA Director Casey Summar writer Tami Kamin Meyer sat down with Executive Director, Casey Summar, to get the scoop on the legal and educational services offered by ABC’s Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts Program. The article also features leaders from our sister VLAs in Cleveland and Colorado. Click the link below to learn more about the… Read more »

The October Issue of Nashville Arts Magazine is Here!

Be sure to check out this month’s Arts & Business Council column exploring the fair use doctrine! Author Suzanne Kessler, Of Counsel at Bone McAllester Norton PLLC and Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt Law School, discusses artists’ use of pre-existing, copyrighted materials owned by third parties in context of the fair use doctrine. Be on the lookout for future… Read more »

Americana CLE Materials!

For all Americana CLE Symposium attendees, please find supplemental materials for our panels in the Google Drive at the following link: Please email if you have questions or trouble with the link. Thank you for attending! We hope to see you around the conference 🙂

Don’t miss Americana Entertainment Law CLE Symposium next week!

Don’t miss 12 hours of CLE plus a full conference registration for only $225 using ABC’s discount code! We are proud to partner with the Americana Music Association to offer 12 hours of CLE-approved entertainment law panels from some of the nations’s leading subject-matter experts. Topics will include Music Licensing in Today’s World, The New Crowdfunding Laws for… Read more »