Celebrating another successful year of Arts Board Matching

Congratulations to our 2015 Arts Board Matching Class!  Our enthusiastic business participants went through four weeks of intensive training this fall to prepare to donate their time and talents as board members for Nashville arts organizations.  They learned all of the skills needed to be a great arts board member thanks to our talented team of educators, including Jen Cole, Trace Blankenship, Angie Adams, Jennifer Chalos, and James Szuch.

In early November, the Arts Board Matching program culminated in a fun, speed-dating style matching event!  Participants had a chance to get to know the organizations through several rounds of conversation, and then we all celebrated with a delicious pint thanks to our wonderful hosts at Jackalope Brewing Company.  After the event, ABC played matchmaker to propose ideal matches between participants and organizations.  We are excited to share the results with you!

Platetone Printmaking – Robert Kown, Hastings Architecture

Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra – Eric Holder, Suntrust

Intersection – Amy Hampton, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

Moves & Grooves – Lesley Melega, IES Abroad

chatterbird – Hunter Branstetter, Sherrard & Roe

Senior Center for the Arts / The Larry Keeton Theatre – Jessica Nyce, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.

Poverty and the Arts – Justin Roark, Earl Swensson Associates

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble – Megan Sutton, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C.

Youth Empowerment through Humanities and the Arts – Matt Thackston, Emma

Congratulations to our participants, and a big thank you to our presenters, panelists, and hosts for this program!  Together, we are helping to create a more thriving, sustainable creative culture in Nashville.