Since 2000, the Frist Art Museum has partnered with local organizations to provide art educational programs to Nashville-area communities, offering the Art Trunks 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.

Community Partner Tours

Community Partner groups can make reservations for self-guided, docent-guided, or online virtual tours.

Frist Community Partners 20232024


Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville
Conexión Americas
Daybreak Arts
Down Syndrome Association of Middle TN (DSAMT)
FiftyForward Madison Station
Global Outreach Developments International
Harvest Hands CDC
Healing Arts Project Inc-HAPI
Metro Parks disABILITIES Programs
Metro Parks Visual Arts
Metro Parks-Kirkpatrick Community Center
Nashville Public Library-Southeast Branch
Oasis Center
Project Return
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center


Aspiring Youth Enrichment Services
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville
Black Lemonade
Casa de la Cultura Latino Americana
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville
Easterseals Tennessee
Eighteenth Avenue Family Enrichment Center
FiftyForward Bordeaux
FiftyForward J.L. Turner Center
FiftyForward College Grove
FiftyForward Donelson Station
FiftyForward Knowles Center
FiftyForward Martin Center
Gordon Jewish Community Center
Hispanic Family Foundation
Martha O’Bryan at Warner Elementary
Metro Parks–Bellevue Regional Community Center
Metro Parks–Coleman Community Center
Metro Parks–East Park Regional Center
Metro Parks–Hermitage Community Center
Metro Parks-Looby Community Center
Metro Parks–Madison Community Center
Metro Parks–McCabe Community Center
Metro Parks–Napier Community Center
Metro Parks–Old Hickory Community Center
Metro Parks–Paradise Ridge Community Center
Metro Parks–Parkwood Community Center
Metro Parks–Sevier Community Center
Metro Parks–Shelby Community Center
Metro Parks–Smith Springs Community Center
Metro Parks–South Inglewood Community Center
Metro Parks–Southeast Community Center
Metro Parks–Watkins Park Community Center
Metro Parks–West Parks Community Center
Nashville International Center for Empowerment
Nashville Public Library–Bordeaux Branch
Nashville Public Library–Donelson Branch
Nashville Public Library–East Branch
Nashville Public Library–Goodlettsville Branch
Nashville Public Library–Hadley Park Branch
Nashville Public Library–Hermitage Branch
Nashville Public Library–Green Hills Branch
Nashville Public Library–Inglewood Branch
Nashville Public Library–Main Teens
Nashville Public Library–Old Hickory Branch
Nashville Public Library–Pruitt Branch
Nashville Public Library–Richland Park Branch
Nashville Public Library–Thompson Lane Branch
Nashville Public Library–Watkins Park Branch
Nations Ministry Center
Safe Haven Family Shelter
Salama Urban Ministries
Youth Encouragement Services (Carpenter Square, Lindsley)
Preston Taylor Ministries
St. Luke’s Community House
The Salvation Army Nashville
Thistle Farms

Criteria to become a Community Partner:

  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 the application above or contact Shaun Giles, community engagement director, at 615.744.3254 or

Please consider supporting the Frist Art Museum with a donation. Your gift is essential to our mission of serving the community through the arts and art access in particular. We truly appreciate your generosity.