Arts Build Communities Grant Applications are Now Open

From Melissa Moody, Arts Build Communities Coordinator –

The Tennessee Arts Commission is currently accepting applications for the Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant program! This is your chance to get funding for projects that bring the arts to your community.

The Arts Build Communities Grant category provides support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, or enhance the sustainability of asset-based cultural enterprises. Examples include performances by professional artists, concerts, festivals, art opportunities for underserved populations, creative placemaking projects, and training for artists and arts administrators.

501c3 non-profit organizations legally chartered and headquartered in Tennessee and local government entities may request up to $5000 for proposed projects. New for FY25, ABC is a non-matching grant.

Ready to apply?

Head over to the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Online Grants System. New users will need to register their organization first and create an organization profile. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2024, at 11:59 pm CT.

Need more information?

Please view the ABC Guidelines, or contact Melissa Moody, Arts Build Communities Coordinator, at or 615-253-5133.