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I’m A Visual Artist…What Rights Do I Have?

By Monique Brown, 3L at University of Tennessee College of Law and Spring 2019 Semester-in-Residence Participant.  Image by Pelle Sten, via Flickr. If you are a visual artist, you have legal rights! The Visual Artists Rights Act (“VARA”) was adopted in 1990 as an extension of the Copyright Act of 1976, and it provides special… Read more »

Arts & Business Council to Honor Ronald L. Corbin with Esteemed Martha Rivers Ingram Arts Visionary Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 13, 2019) – Each year, the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville honors a Nashville resident for their inspiring leadership and patronage of the arts with its Martha Rivers Ingram Arts Visionary Award. This year, the deserving honoree is Ronald L. Corbin, a long-time Nashville business leader and arts supporter. Corbin’s friends,… 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 »


Are you a visual artist, dancer, actor, musician, or other type of creative? Could you use thirty minutes of free time with a licensed attorney to answer your arts-related legal questions? The Arts & Business Council is hosting a free Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Shelby Community Center in East Nashville, 401 S. 20th Street,… Read more »

Weekend Arts Round-Up: 10/12 – 10/14

Looking for something to do this weekend? Enjoy this upcoming weekend by attending some exciting arts events! Tennessee Craft Tennessee Craft Fall Fair October 12-14, 2018 Centennial Park Vanderbilt University Second Friday Telescope Night October 12, 2018 The Dyer Observatory I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace Ongoing through October… Read more »

Weekend Arts Round-Up: 9/28-9/30

September has flown by! Enjoy the last weekend of the month by attending some exciting arts events! Frist Art Museum Music at the Frist | Larysa Jaye September 28, 2018 Frist Art Museum Architecture Tour September 29, 2018 Frist Art Museum We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957-1968 September 28-October 14, 2018… Read more »

Say hello to Jesse and Jonathan, ABC’s newest team members!

After a competitive search process, the Arts & Business Council is thrilled to announce the selection of Jesse Harbison as Director of Legal Services and Jonathan Harwell-Dye as Program Manager. Bringing a wealth of varied experiences in arts administration and passion for our mission, these two talents will contribute to the Arts & Business Council’s… Read more »

Perspectives on Periscope: Megan Lightell

In this month’s Nashville Arts Magazine, artist Megan Lightell speaks about her experience in the 2016 class of Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training and how her practice has changed since completing the program. Read more over on Nashville Arts Magazine’s website or pick up a print copy – out now! Interested in applying for the 2018… Read more »

Periscope Pitch Wows Sold-Out Crowd for Second Year in a Row

Painter, sculptor, and percussionist chosen by notable Nashville judges and crowd voting for top honors at the Periscope Pitch. On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville named the winners of its 4th annual Periscope Pitch event and awarded $7,500 in cash prizes. For the second year in a row,… Read more »

Announcing the 2017 Class of Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville is excited to announce its Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training Class of 2017. Comprised of promising artists of varying disciplines, Periscope is a dynamic, year round professional development opportunity that helps accomplished artists take their careers to the next level of sustainability and growth by looking at their… Read more »