Nashville Fashion Forward Fund seeks applicants for new award


The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is now seeking applicants for the new Nashville Fashion Forward Fund, an endowed fund established with the proceeds from Lexus Nashville Fashion Week 2011.

The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund was established to support the next generation of fashion industry professionals with ties to Middle Tennessee and will provide financial awards for professional development. Application guidelines and forms are now online at and are due October 31, 2011. Award recipients will be selected by a committee of the Board of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and announced in mid-December.

“Through this endowed fund, Nashville Fashion Week can have a long-term impact on our community’s creative talent,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “As the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund grows with the proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week 2012 and future fashion weeks, so will the support that is available to the next generation of talent in this industry.”

Nashville Fashion Week 2012 will be held March 20–24, 2012 and is being planned by Creative Co-op Nashville, LLC, a volunteer collaboration of fashion, retail and media professionals who have partnered to combine their resources and passion for this event.