Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville Inc.

Cultivating our creative community

Nashville, TN   |  http://www.abcnashville.org

Mission

The Arts & Business Council leverages and unites the unique resources of the arts and business communities to create a thriving, sustainable creative culture in Nashville.
 
What We Do

We create mutually beneficial partnerships between arts and business. 
We provide direct services, key opportunities, and education to the creative community to help them master the business of art. 
We inspire workplace creativity in businesses to demonstrate the impact of the arts through tangible benefits and develop life-long arts participants and supporters.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Jill McMillan Palm

Main address

1900 Belmont Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37212 USA

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Formerly known as

Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (TNVLA)

EIN

20-3255129

NTEE code info

Arts Council/Agency (A26)

Management & Technical Assistance (A02)

Legal Services (I80)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts (VLPA)

VLPA provides pro bono legal and business assistance and instruction to income-qualified artists of all disciplines and emerging nonprofit arts organizations in Tennessee. The program connects skilled professionals with arts and cultural organizations in need of business and legal services. This program is an expansion of the Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (TNVLA), which merged with the Arts & Business Council in February 2009.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Arts Board Matching promotes dynamic leadership in the Nashville arts community connecting talented professionals with arts nonprofits in need of their board service. The program trains and places “rising star” professionals from key companies including Baker Donelson, Bank of Nashville, Bridgestone, and ESA on the boards of nonprofit arts organizations to increase the Nashville business community’s engagement in the arts.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The purpose of Creative Advantage is to enhance a business' competitive advantage in the marketplace through outcomes-focused, arts-based training that unlocks the creativity of its employees. Formerly known as WorkCreative, the revised and expanded Creative Advantage program will launch in early 2020, and will provide public workshops as well as private, in-office trainings and projects. Workshops and projects will bring music, visual and performing arts into the workplace and immerse employees in hands-on creativity to stimulate communication, build teamwork, and spark innovation for effective business growth.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Arts & Business Council educates individual artists, creative professionals and arts nonprofits to help them master the business of art through a monthly seminars and intensive professional development training opportunities. Monthly seminar topics include: legal basis for artists, funding your creative project, marketing and audience development, and negotiation. The expanded education program now includes multiple intensive training opportunities for artists and arts administrators of all levels including the half-day Arts Nonprofit Nuts and Bolts and Be the CEO of Your Creative Career workshops, the full-day Creative Exchange conference, and the year-long Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training program.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Fiscal sponsorship through the Arts & Business Council provides structure for arts groups and individual artist-led projects that do not want (or are not ready) to become tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. We make it possible for groups to receive tax-deductible grants and donations as they grow. Sponsored projects must be arts-related, fit with the mission of the Arts & Business Council, and be based in or producing work in Tennessee.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2007

Tennesseans for the Arts 2006

National Alliance of Lawyers for the Arts (NALA) 2005

Americans for the Arts 2007

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce 2007

Metro Arts Commission 2007

Tennessee Arts Commission 2007

Financials

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Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Thor Urness

Bradley Arant Bolt Cummings

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Kirsten Jacobson

Asurion

Term: 2022 - 2025

Stephen Eaves

Belmont University

Martha Ingram

Ingram Industries

Caroline Allison

Photographer

Chan Dillon

WC Dillon Company

Lucia Folk

The Change Agency

John Leal

Brace Artist Management

Anna Zeitlin

Zeitgeist Gallery

Trent Yates

Sagemont Real Estate

Courtney Little

Arts Administrator & Songwriter

Kearstin Patterson

HCA Healthcare

Ethan Zoubek

Atari Inc

Michael Koupal

Elliott Davis

Larry Abel

Abel McCallister Abel

Lilly Callaway

The Callaway

Brittany Cole

Career Thrivers

Cara Greene

Dryden Architecture

Trè Harden

Don Hardin Group

Khrys Hatch

Launch TN

Jined Holladay

Holladay Ventures

Jamie Kent

Band Ambassador Media Group

Emmanuel LeGrair

R.H.Boyd

Marcia Masulla

Roar Nashville

Brynn Plummer

AllianceBernstein

Tracy Sharpley-Whiting

Vanderbilt University

J. Robert (Bob) Valentine

Concord

Hon. Nancy VanReece

LDG Development

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Female

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