This project is a collaboration between the Frist Center and the Nashville Public Library that exemplifies the way museums and libraries can work together to expand their services to the public, with an emphasis on serving the community, using technology, and enhancing education.

This program is designed to help improve the skills of adult English language learners in the areas of language, arts, and computer literacy. Participants in the program engage in art making, computer-based learning, and museum and library visits through various local community organizations such as Tennessee Foreign Language Institute, United Way Family Resource Centers, and Metropolitan Nashville Adult Education Programs. Little Planet Learning, a Nashville technology company, designed Project Access’s website, which is hosted by artist and Nashville native Red Grooms. The website enables the program to have a wider impact in the local community as well as nationally. One feature on the site allows visitors to store and access the artwork they create in the Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery through the ArtQuest digital portfolio.

This original program was made possible with an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant in 2003.

For more information about Project Access, visit the Project Access Website

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