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 20222023


Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville

Conexión Américas

Daybreak Arts

Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee

FiftyForward Madison Station

Harvest Hands CDC

Healing Arts Project Inc – HAPI

Hispanic Family Foundation

Metro Parks Coleman Regional Center

Metro Parks Visual Arts

Nashville International Center for Empowerment

Oasis Center

Project Return

Room In The Inn

St. Luke’s Community House

The Salvation Army Nashville

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center


Aspiring Youth Enrichment Services

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville

Black Lemonade

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville

Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville

Conexión Américas

Eighteenth Avenue Family Enrichment Center

Elmahaba Center

Fifty Forward College Grove

FiftyForward Bordeaux Center

FiftyForward Donelson Station

FiftyForward J.L. Turner Center

FiftyForward Knowles

FiftyForward Martin Center

Global Outreach Developments International

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville

Martha O’Bryan Center

Metro Parks disABILITIES Programs

Metro Parks Hermitage Community Center

Metro Parks Madison Regional Center

Metro Parks McCabe Regional Center

Metro Parks Old Hickory Community Center

Metro Parks Parkwood Community Center

Metro Parks Sevier Community Center

Metro Parks Southeast Community Center

Metro Parks West Park Community Center

Nashville Public Library Bordeaux Branch

Nashville Public Library Donelson Branch

Nashville Public Library East Branch

Nashville Public Library Edmondson Pk Branch

Nashville Public Library Goodlettsville Branch

Nashville Public Library Green Hills

Nashville Public Library Hadley Park Branch

Nashville Public Library Hermitage 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 Thompson Lane Branch

Nashville Public Library Watkins Park Branch

Preston Taylor Ministries

Safe Haven Family Shelter

Thistle Farms Residential

Watkins Park Community Center

Y-CAP – YMCA of Middle TN

Youth Encouragement Services


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.