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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant - Now accepting applications!



Grant applications are now being accepted online!

We are ready and available to answer any questions you may have, and to help assist applicants in writing the Arts Build Communities grant applications. The ABC grant program is designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to art experiences, and enhance our communities through cultural art.

NOTE: In light of current events related to COVID-19, all previously scheduled workshops have been canceled, and we are offering online tutorials instead. For tutorials:

To learn more about resources that are available in the arts communities related to COVID-19, please click here.

The Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) is designated to administer the ABC grant program on behalf of the TN Arts Commission for the following counties:
Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, Wilson.

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For additional information, please contact Rasheedah Pardue at
615-891-5868 or email


Awards Range from $500 to $3,500 (match required)
Applications for the ABC grant program will go through a local review process. Grant funds must be used between August 16, 2020 and June 15, 2021.

Online Application Dates & Deadlines:
Applications Open: April 1, 2020
Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

To learn more about the program’s purpose and eligibility requirements,
please refer to the ABC Guidelines.

The Specialty License Plate program provides 80% of the funds the TN Arts Commission invests in arts projects every year through grant awards. Support Arts in Tennessee - buy or personalize a specialty license plate!

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