Nashville Symphony Awarded Grants by Metro Nashville Arts Commission for 2014/2015 Season

July 07, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. (July 7, 2014) – The Nashville Symphony is the proud recipient of four competitive grants from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission (MNAC), which will be used to support the organization’s general operations as well as fund several special programs during the 2014/15 season.

“We are overwhelmed and honored by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission’s generosity in providing this valuable funding to the Symphony for the upcoming season,” said Alan Valentine, Nashville Symphony president and CEO. “Grants such as these, as well as initiatives like the upcoming Artober program this fall, reaffirm the crucial role the Commission plays in making sure that the arts continue to thrive here in Music City.”

  • The Symphony will receive a total of $151,650 from the MNAC for the 2014/15 season, comprised of four distinct grants:
  • $127,500 in basic funding that will be directed to general operating support;
  • A $16,000 Creation grant to be used for the Nashville Symphony’s world-premiere performances of Michael Daugherty’s Cello Concerto on April 17-18, 2015;
  • A $4,250 Arts Access grant for the Nashville Symphony’s Let Freedom Sing! concert taking place  on January 18, 2015;
  • A $3,900 After-school grant to assist the Symphony’s work with the Nashville After Zone Alliance, which provides free, high-quality afterschool programs for at-risk Metro Nashville Public School students in grades 5-8.

For more information on the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and a complete list of 2014/2015 Fiscal Year grant recipients, visit: