Metro Nashville Arts Commission begins new grant cycle

The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission announced Jan. 22 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 www.artsnashville.org. Online application forms, step-by-step instructions, evaluation criteria, and other items are available.

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, GivingMatters.com, 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 pm 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 & Improving the Creative Workforce
  • Increasing Availability of & 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.

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.