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 2018–19

Centennial Art Center
Conexión Américas
Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee
East Community Center
FiftyForward J.L Turner Center
Oasis Center
Poverty and the Arts (POVA)
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and TRIAD

Bellevue Community Center
Bellevue Branch Library
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville
Bordeaux Branch Library
Catholic Charities of Tennessee
Centennial Sportsplex
Chinese Arts Alliance
Cleveland Park Community Center
Coleman Community Regional Center
Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
Donelson Branch Library
Easley Community Center
Elizabeth Senior Center
Easter Seals of Tennessee
FiftyForward Donelson Station
FiftyFoward Madison Station
Green Hills Branch Library
Hadley Park Regional Center
Harvest Hands CDC
Healing Arts Project, Inc.
Hermitage Branch Library
Inglewood Branch Library
Kirkpatrick Community Center
Madison Community Center
Main Library
Martha O'Bryan Center
McCabe Community Center
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Napier Community Center
New Vision Inc.
North Branch Library
Old Hickory Branch Library
Old Hickory Community Center
Project for Neighborhood Aftercare
Project Return
Pruitt Branch Library
Room in the Inn
Safe Haven Family Shelter
Sevier Park Community Center
Shelby Park Community Center
Southeast Community Center
St.Lukes Community House
Tennessee Voices for Children
Thistle Farms
Watkins Parks Community Center
West Park Community Center
YMCA Black Achievers
YMCA Latino Achievers

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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