Metro Nashville Arts Commission begins new grant cycle

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The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission has announced the beginning of its fiscal year 2013-14 (FY14) grant cycle.

The program guidelines are available now in the Grants section of Metro Arts’ website at Online application forms, step-by-step instructions, evaluation criteria, among other items, will be posted by Jan. 31.

A series of grant workshops will be conducted from Feb. 5-9 to provide assistance to applicant organizations. The new workshop format will provide professional development in grant writing, evaluation, data collection,, grants management, advocacy and other topics critical to new and returning applicants. Organizations must RSVP by Feb. 1 via the Grants page on the Metro Arts site.

The 2013-14 application deadline is at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3.

In fiscal year 2013-14, Metro Arts will continue its focus on funding organizations and activities that help the city achieve the following outcomes:

  • Expanding and improving the creative workforce
  • Increasing availability of and participation in creative activities
  • Enhancing creative quality and innovation

In the current fiscal year (2012-13), Metro Arts awarded $1.867 million dollars in Community Arts grants to 42 local cultural and community organizations.

About the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts)
The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, a commission of the Metropolitan Nashville Government, provides leadership that stimulates and advances the arts to enrich the human experience for the community. Metro Arts receives operational support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and additional information is available online at