ABC grant applications for the 2017 Fiscal year are due July 1, 2016 4:30 pm.
Arts Build Communities (ABC) is a program funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission
and administered by three Designated Agencies in the GNRC region. ABC grants offer
financial support for arts projects in all disciplines such as dance, music, opera/musical
theatre, theatre, visual arts, design arts, crafts, photography, media arts, literature,
interdisciplinary and folk arts.
Providing support for arts and cultural projects that
positively impact communities across Tennessee, the grants are designed to help effect
positive change in communities through the arts. Funding can be used for arts and
cultural projects which address social issues; strengthen community engagement; target
youth for after-school initiatives; enhance a community’s identity or brand; add value to
tourism efforts; and encourage further economic development.
Funds awarded to a single organization in this grant category range from $500 to
In order to be eligible, applicants must be state-recognized, 501(c)(3) non-profit
organizations or government entities (including public schools and libraries) and must
be able to provide a dollar-for-dollar match toward the single proposed project.
addition, the proposed project must occur between August 16, 2016, and June 15,
2017. Any organization currently receiving Major Cultural Institution, Cultural Education
Partnership Support funding for FY2017 is not eligible to apply.
GNRC –Sumner, Rutherford,
Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson: contact
firstname.lastname@example.org OR the TN Arts Commission web site;
Metro Arts Commission: Davidson County http://www.nashville.gov/ArtsCommission/Grants/Apply-for-a-Grant/Arts-Build-Communities-Grant.aspx
Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council :Cheatham, Dickson,
Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson and Stewart