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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 »

Prepare to apply for a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Disaster Assistance. This post provides an… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 3/12 – 3/14

Experience some of Nashville’s most creative events happening this weekend. Don’t miss Vanderbilt’s Resilient Souls which ends this Friday or attend the premiere of new exhibits throughout the city. Photo Credits: Oz Arts Nashville National Museum of African American Music Now open! Plan your visit today. (in-person) Ongoing Tennessee Arts Commission TN Poetry Out Loud State… Read more »

New PPP Loan Rules Make More Money Available to Artists and Other Single-Person Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which will be available for a limited amount of time to ensure America’s smallest businesses, including artists and one-person businesses, get exclusive access. If you are a small business owner with fewer than 20 employees or are self-employed; there is… Read more »

Meet the Arts Board Matching Spring 2021 Class!

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville proudly announces the selection of 15 business professionals for Arts Board Matching. The first of two cohorts in 2021, this class marks the largest expansion of ABC’s signature leadership and board development program since its inception in 2012 effectively doubling the annual capacity of the program. To… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 3/5 – 3/7

There is no excuse to not dive into Nashville’s creative scene this weekend! Check out both virtual and in-person events happening around the city! Photo credits: Tinney Contemporary: Beyond Repair National Museum of African American Music Now open! Plan your visit today. (in-person) Ongoing Belcourt Theatre A First Farewell (virtual) Now streaming Jumbo (virtual) Now streaming… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 2/26 – 2/28

The snow melted and warmer days are upon us! Don’t let these temperatures go to waste! Enjoy in-person and online arts experiences throughout Nashville this weekend! Photo credit: NKA GALLERY by Slim & Husky’s x The Vanguard Arts National Museum of African American Music Now open! Plan your visit today. (in-person) Ongoing NKA GALLERY by… Read more »

Weekend Arts Preview 2/19 – 2/21

Snowed in? Don’t worry! The creative community in Nashville is still bustling with online events. Check out a few movies with Belcourt Theatre or attend a few art exhibits and webinars. Stay safe, Nashville! Photo credits: Channel to Channel Nashville Public Library Celebrate African American History Month with NPL: Romare Bearden Collage Style with Artist… Read more »