Fiscal Sponsorship

The Arts & Business Council is proud to be able to offer fiscal sponsorship to qualified arts projects and organizations that fit within our mission and may benefit from tax-exempt status and administrative support. Like an incubator for the creative sector, this program has launched several exciting Nashville-area projects.

Fiscal sponsorship through the Arts & Business Council provides structure for arts groups and individual artist projects that do not want (or are not ready) to become tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. We make it possible for groups to receive tax-deductible grants and donations as they grow. Sponsored projects must be arts-related, fit with the mission of the Arts & Business Council, and be based in or producing work in Tennessee.

Want to learn more about fiscal sponsorship, or see if you qualify? Read through our fiscal sponsorship FAQs.

All donations made to these projects through the Arts & Business Council’s Fiscal Sponsorship program are completely tax-deductible. You can support any of these projects by making your donation here.

Our current projects:


A interdisciplinary collaborative that develops thought provoking ideas and perspectives, and provides a platform of support, facilitation, and funding assistance to creatives who seek to positively impact the community.


A non-traditional group show featuring over 100 of Nashville’s most influential artists, musicians, and creatives, with proceeds benefitting Renewal House.

FIX Rock Opera

FIX (What’s Your Monkey) combines modern dance, drama, comedy, and rock & roll into a powerful, transformational performance that deals with issues of addiction, recovery and relationships.

HerStory Cinephilia Society

HerStory Cinephilia Society empowers past, present and future generations of artists currently underrepresented in front of and behind the camera, especially by presenting films created from a woman’s point of view.

Immersion Retreat

Immersion Retreat classes and workshops to help and inspire women in distress, to rebuild their lives and achieve empowerment, and to renew personal peace and harmony through art, music, and nature.

Kennie Playhouse Theatre

Kennie Playhouse Theatre creates a platform that gives the underserved African American acting community an opportunity to perform for a diverse audience.

META Foundation

The Media, Entertainment & Technology Alliance (META) Foundation advances the public’s education about the media, entertainment and technology fields, and leads the Alliance’s community engagement initiatives.

NFA Foundation

The NFA Foundation supports the Nashville Fashion Alliance’s work to build the regional fashion industry by amplifying early stage fashion businesses with an ecosystem of support and resources.

Nashville Made

The mission of Nashville Made is to support locally made goods, especially through urban manufacturing.


The Nashville Music Video Festival will celebrate the art of the music video, and expose Nashville to an innovative medium to hear new creative voices by combining music and film from an international selection of filmmakers and musicians.

Nashville Walls Project

The Nashville Walls Project provides large scale public murals by local and international artists in Nashville, TN.

Off The Wall - Charlotte Ave

Off The Wall – Charlotte contributes to the responsible vitalization of the Charlotte Corridor with the creation of a world-class outdoor urban contemporary art installation, and to foster the diversified spirit needed for a community to thrive through arts participation and exposure.


Through instruction on technology, creativity, self esteem and entrepreneurship, Shelectricity gives voice to the girls that would not otherwise have the space to cultivate and express their ideas and helps them understand their own power to create the future for themselves and the world.


Interested in joining this esteemed group of artists and arts organizations? Make sure you read through the FAQ first, then submit your application!