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.


Frist Community Partners 2015-16

Conexion Americas
Edmondson Pike Area Library
Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee
Oasis Center
New Vision Academy
Safe Haven Family Shelter
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Metro Parks, Napier Community Center
YMCA Latino Achievers

18th Avenue Family Enrichment Center
Antioch Community Center
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville
Bordeaux Branch Library
Catholic Charities of Tennessee
Metro Parks, Centennial Art Center
Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee
Chinese Arts Alliance
Metro Parks, Coleman Regional Center
Donelson Branch Library
Metro Parks, Easley Community Center
Metro Parks, East Regional Center
Easter Seals
Edgehill Branch Library
Metro Parks, Elizabeth Senior Center
Fifty Forward Donelson Station
Fifty Forward J.L. Turner
Goodlettsville Branch Library
Gordon Jewish Community Center *NEW*
Green Hills Branch Library
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
Metro Parks, Hadley Park Regional Center
Metro Parks, Hartman Regional Center
Harvest Hands CDC
Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI)
Hermitage Branch Library
Inglewood Branch Library
Metro Parks, Kirkpatrick Community Center
Metro Parks, Madison Community Center
Main Library
Magdalene and Thistle Farms
Martha O’Bryan Center with CWA
Metro Parks, McCabe Regional Center
Metro Parks, Old Hickory Community Center
Metro Parks, Paradise Ridge Community Center
Metro Parks, Parkwood Community Center
Metro Parks, Progreso Community Center
Room in the Inn
Metro Parks, Sevier Community Center
Metro Parks, Shelby Community Center
Metro Parks, Southeast Community Center
St. Luke’s Community House
Thomson Lane Branch Library
Metro Parks, Watkins Community Center
Youth Encouragement Services at Lindsley
Youth Encouragement Services at St. Luke’s

Click here to see 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, stability, and be firmly rooted in Davidson County.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Available Transportation Visiting the Frist Center is essential to forming successful community partnerships.
  5. Complete 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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