Since 2000, the Frist Art Museum has partnered with local organizations to provide art educational programs to Nashville-area communities, offering the Art Trunk Program to groups of all ages throughout Davidson County and featuring collaborations with trusted community institutions to serve pre-school and after-school youth, English as a second language and adult basic education learners, families, and senior citizen groups.

Outreach partnerships enable our community partners to become ambassadors of the Frist Art Museum. Ambassadors are entrusted with facilitating other unique programs that give community members the ability to see their world in inspiring ways through art. Partners can apply for a transportation subsidy to make it possible for them to visit the Frist Art Museum and experience its historical building, its exhibitions, and the many programs offered.


Frist Community Partners 2017-18

Cenntennial Art Center with Metro Parks
Conexión Américas
Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee
Edmondson Pike Library
Hadley Park Regional Center
Oasis Center
J.L. Turner Fifty Forward
Poverty & the Arts
Safe Haven Family Shelter
Thistle Farms


Antioch Community Center
18th Avenue Family Enrichment Center
Bellevue Library
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville
Bordeaux Library
Catholic Charities of Tennessee
Coleman Community Regional Center (Metro Parks and Recreation)
Chinese Arts Alliance
Donelson Library
Donelson Station (Fiftyforward)
Easley Community Center
East Library
East Park Regional Center
Easter Seals Tennessee
Edgehill Library
Elizabeth Center (Metro Parks)
Goodlettsville Library
Gordon Jewish Community Center
Green Hills Library
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
Hartman Park Community Center
Harvest Hands CDC
Healing Arts Project, Inc.
Hermitage Community Center
Hermitage Library
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
Hadley Park Regional Center
Hartman Park Community Center
Healing Arts Project, Inc.
Hermitage Community Center
Hermitage Library
Inglewood Library
Kirkpatrick Community Center
Main Library
Madison Community Center
Martha O' Bryan Center
McCabe Regional Center (Metro Parks and Rec)
New Vision Inc.
North Branch Library
Northwest Family YMCA (changing to Metro 2018)
Old Hickory Community Center
Parkwood Community Center
Pruitt Library
Room in the Inn
Salama Urban Ministries
Sevier Community Center
Shelby Park Community Center
Southeast Community Center
South Inglewood Community Center
Progreso Community Center
Project for Neighborhood Aftercare
St. Luke's Community House
Thompson Lane Library
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Watkins Community Center
West Park
YMCA Achievers
Youth Encouragement Services (Lindsley)
Youth Encouragement Services (McIver)

Click here to see a printable listing of all of our Community PALS!

To Become a Community Partner: Criteria

  1. The partner organization should have a strong foundation of programs, staff, and financial support. Community partners should have longevity and stability, and be firmly rooted in Davidson County.
  2. Frist Art Museum partner organizations collectively represent the geographical, ethnic, cultural, and age diversity of Davidson County. In an effort to reach diverse communities, it is our priority to partner with organizations located within or serving all parts of Davidson County. The Frist Art Museum also seeks to develop partnerships that reflect the ethnic, cultural, and age diversity of Nashville and Davidson County.
  3. Whether or not the partner organization has art programming in place, the Frist Art Museum’s activities should be a natural fit for the organization’s mission and goal.
  4. Visiting the Frist Art Museum is essential to forming successful community partnerships.
  5. Complete the Community Partner Application.

Interested in becoming a Community Partner? Complete this application or contact Shaun Giles, Educator for Community Engagement, at 615.744.3254 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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