Since 2000, the Frist Center has partnered with local organizations to provide art educational programs to Nashville-area communities. This partnership begins by offering the Art Trunk Program to groups of all ages throughout Davidson County and features collaborations with trusted community institutions serving pre-school and after-school youth, English as a second language and adult basic education learners, families, and senior citizen groups.
As the outreach partnership develops, it is designed to enable our community partners to become ambassadors of the Frist Center. Ambassadors are entrusted to share the common goal of facilitating other unique programs that give community members the ability to see their world in inspiring ways through art. All partners are able to apply for a transportation subsidy to make it possible for them to visit the Frist Center and experience its historical building, exhibitions, and the many programs offered.
To learn more about our outreach programs, download our 2011 Outreach Partners Program Guide.
Active Community Partners
Welcome New 2012-2013 Community Partners
18th Avenue Family Enrichment Centers
Bethleham Centers of Nashville
Catholic Charities of Tennessee
Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee
Chinese Arts Alliance
Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee
Fifty Forward Bordeaux (formerly Northwest Senior Center)
Fifty Forward J.L. Turner Center
Kala Nivedanam, School of South Indian Dance and Music
Kurdish American Youth Organization
Martha O’Bryan Center
Metro Parks and Recreation
Nashville Adult Literacy
Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity
Nashville International Center for Empowerment
Nashville Public Library
New Vision Inc.
Northwest Family YMCA
Safe Haven Family Shelter
St. Luke’s Community House
Tennessee Haitian Voice
The Senior Center for the Arts
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
YMCA Latino Achievers
Youth Encouragement Services
To Become a Community Partner: Criteria
- The partner organization should have a strong foundation of programs, staff, and financial support. Community partners should have longevity, stability, and be firmly rooted in Davidson County.
- Frist Center partner organizations will collectively represent the geographical, ethnic, cultural, and age diversity of Davidson County. In an effort to reach diverse communities, it is a priority to ultimately 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.
- Compatibility of institutional goals and objectives. 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
- Available Transportation Visiting the Frist Center is essential to forming successful community partnerships.
- Complete Community Partner Application