Nashville Arts Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations who advocate for public policy and public funding that supports a healthy arts ecology in Nashville. 

  • We believe a healthy arts ecology has a positive impact on the economy, culture, and education.
  • We believe that increased advocacy for the arts in the city as a whole will benefit our entire community.
  • We believe in being focused and flexible in our work together with equitable sharing of effort, learning and reflection on progress along the way.
  • We believe in keeping the conversation going. We are inclusive of all artists, arts organizations, and their supporters.

 The 2016-2017 Nashville Arts Coalition Steering Committee consists of

Kelly Corcoran, Intersection, Trish Crist, NECAT, Ellen Gilbert, Global Education Center

Teree McCormick, Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society, Noah E. Spiegel, Nashville Children's Theatre, 

Charles Stewart, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Casey Summar, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville

Emma Supica, W.O. Smith, Shawn Whitsell, Southern Word


Joe Hall of Hall Strategies is NAC’s government relations consultant.