Since 2000, the Frist Center 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 Center. 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 Center and experience its historical building, its exhibitions, and the many programs offered.


Frist Community Partners 2016-17

Centennial Art Center
Conexión Américas
Edmondson Pike Branch Library
Oasis Center
Old Hickory Community Center
Safe Haven Family Shelter
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
YMCA Latino Achievers


Antioch Community Center
Bellevue Branch Library
Bordeaux Branch Library
Catholic Charities of Tennessee
Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville
Coleman Regional Center
Donelson Branch Library
Down Syndrome Association of Middle TN
East Branch Library
East Park Community Center
Easter Seals Tennessee
Edgehill Branch Library
Eighteenth Avenue Family Enrichment Center
Elizabeth Center
FiftyForward Donelson Station
FiftyForward JL Turner Center
Gordon Jewish Community Center
Green Hills Branch Library
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
Hadley Park Community Center
Hartman Park Regional Center
Healing Arts Project, Inc.
Hermitage Branch Library
Hermitage Community Center
Inglewood Branch Library
Kirkpatrick Community Center
Madison Community Center
Main Library
Martha O'Bryan Center
McCabe Community Center
Morgan Park Community Center
Napier Community Center
Nashville International Center for Empowerment
New Vision Inc.
North Branch Library
Old Hickory Branch Library
Paradise Ridge Community Center
Parkwood Community Center
Richland Park Branch Library
Room in the Inn
Sevier Park Community Center
Shelby Community Center
Southeast Community Center
St. Luke’s Community House
Thistle Farms
Thompson Lane Branch Library
Youth Encouragement Services (Lindsley)
Youth Encouragement Services (McIver)

Click here to see a detailed 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 Center 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 Center 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 Center’s activities should be a natural fit for the organization’s mission and goal.
  4. Visiting the Frist Center 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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