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We need your help! Nashville is changing rapidly, and those changes are impacting our creative community in a variety of ways. As the Arts & Business Council looks to the future, it’s crucial that we seek the collective insight of the entire community to help us understand where we are today and where we are… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview: 2/1 – 2/3

Start off your February by falling in love with these art events! Image Credit: Cheekwood Estate & Gardens McKay’s Used Books Meet and Greet with Mason Douglas February 1, 2019 McKay’s Nashville Frist Art Museum Music at the Frist: Contrarian Ensemble February 1, 2019 Frist Art Museum Claudio Parmiggiani: Dematerialization Gallery Talk February 2, 2019… Read more »

Music Modernization Act: An Overview

By Monique Brown, 3L at University of Tennessee College of Law and Spring 2019 Semester-in-Residence Participant The Copyright Act has finally entered the digital era! Musicians and other industry professionals have long been calling for a “musician-friendly” bill that would address and incorporate new technology and industry trends into copyright laws. Legislature finally responded to… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview: 1/25-1/27

Brave the cold this weekend with these exciting arts events! Image credit: Belmont University Belmont University Art Galleries 11th Annual Middle TN Student Art Exhibit Ongoing through January 25, 2019 Leu Art Gallery Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Family Program: Creative Corn Husk Dolls January 26, 2019 Country Music Hall of Fame and… Read more »

Arts Funding Demystified: An Overview of the Grants Process and How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Artists and arts administrators often find that the world of grants and other funding opportunities can seem daunting and enigmatic. The Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville hosted their first seminar of the New Year, “Funding Creativity: Understanding Grants, Grant Writing, and Other Opportunities,” aiming to demystify arts funding. This sold-out class led by… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview: 1/18 – 1/20

Kick off your long weekend with some entertaining art events! Image Credit: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Zeitgeist Artist Talk + Poster Making Party January 18th, 2019 716 Hagan street, suite 100 Parnassus Books YA Book Launch Event with Kristin Russell January 18th, 2019 Parnassus Books YA Author Event with Roshani Chokshi January… Read more »

Tips for running an effective nonprofit arts organization

Twice a year, the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville (ABC) hosts “Arts Nonprofit Nuts & Bolts,” a crash course in need-to-know arts administration skills. It’s a workshop designed to help everyone from the artist turned arts administrator to the nonprofit social entrepreneur to the startup setting up a new organization. Because the best… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview: 12/14-12/16

December is flying by! Don’t miss out on all of the arts events going on this weekend! Image Credit: Jared Small CONVERGE ‘Mundane Nashville’ Artist Talk December 13, 2018 CONVERGE Belmont Mansion and Tennessee Historical Society Christmas ‘At Home’ at Belmont Mansion December 14, 2018 Belmont Mansion Christmas Open House December 14, 2018 Belmont Mansion… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview: 12/7 – 12/12

It may be cold, but there are still plenty of exciting arts events to get out and do this weekend! Downtown Franklin Association Franklin Art Scene December 7, 2018 Downtown Franklin Create It in Donelson Family Christmas December 7, 2018 Robin’s Gallery East Side Art Stumble East Side Art Stumble December 8, 2018 East Nashville… Read more »