Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville

1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, Tenn. 37212
(615) 460-8274

Jill McMillan
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2006
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2011
Number of sponsored projects: 12

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Our costs include an application fee ($50 for Arts & Business Council members, $100 for non-members), $25 on-boarding fee should you be accepted into the program, $75 annual fee to maintain membership in the program after the first 12 months, and monthly maintenance fee of 7.5% (or a minimum of $25 per month) of any funds that are deposited with us. We charge rush fees if we need to accommodate requests for materials on short notice. Please contact us to discuss the fee structure in more detail.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values
  • Geographic  The project’s main activities to create a thriving, sustainable creative culture. Must be based in Tennessee

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Economic development
  • EducationFestivals and events
  • People or communities of color/minorities

Note: Our program is for projects that advance our mission to create a thriving, sustainable creative culture in Tennessee. Fiscal sponsorship is for organizations waiting for their 501(c)3 determination, are one-time arts projects, or are organized such that it doesn’t make sense to be a separate nonprofit.

  • Services we offer projects:
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Legal services
  • Organizational development
  • Other

Have you read Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways To Do It Right?  • YesIf yes, which model(s) do you practice?

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship
    Under the Model C, arrangement, the sponsored project is a separate legal entity whose purpose is aligned with the Arts & Business Council’s mission and purposes, and we strongly suggest that it incorporate in the state of Tennessee as a nonprofit organization.

Organization description:
The Arts & Business Council leverages and unites the unique resources of the arts and business communities to create a thriving, sustainable creative culture in Nashville and beyond. We create mutually beneficial partnerships between arts and business. We provide direct services, key opportunities and education to the creative community to help them master the business of art. We inspire workplace creativity in businesses to demonstrate the arts’ tangible benefits and develop life-long arts participants and supporters.