Nashville

Toolkit Toolkit

Yes, this is what you think it is. Since the launch of Creative Exchange in 2014, over 6,000 toolkits have been downloaded from the site, facilitating artist-led projects, business skills development,...


5 Questions with Creative Exchange: What we have learned from our artists

Since August 2016, Creative Exchange has been asking each of our Artists With Impact a series of five questions, which appear at the end of every profile. We did this to create a thread of continuity...


New toolkits from the Leading Organizations!

Creative Exchange is driven by a principle that more is more – the more stories we can tell, the more resources we can share, the more connections we can make, the more we can show how important...


Artist-Designed Bike Rack Toolkit

Metro Arts is a city department responsible for arts and cultural policy & programming in Nashville, TN. Since 2010, Metro Arts has commissioned artist-designed bike racks, resulting in dozens of...


2 Years of Creative Exchange!

It’s hard to believe, but Creative Exchange just turned 2! The platform was launched in March of 2014 in response to the question, “How do we support a movement around the power of local art and...


Metro Arts in Nashville - a leading organization and a learning organization

This story is part of a series of features on the members of the Leading Organizations pilot program, featuring organizations across the country working with artists in new and innovative ways. Learn...


Stephanie Pruitt

Stephanie Pruitt puts poems in vending machines and makes her art her business

Stephanie Pruitt loves finding ways to get poems in unexpected places. That’s why she puts poems in vending machines and places those vending machines at various locations around Nashville....


Bryce McCloud

Bryce McCloud wants all of Nashville to be neighbors

There is a tab for “Art Projects” on the Isle of Printing website where all of their various public art endeavors are listed. One is called the “Mr. Rogers’ Sharing is Caring...


IRRIGATE: Artist-Led Community Development

Cities and neighborhoods need creative thinking. Particularly when communities are facing big challenges, artists see opportunity in challenge, beauty in chaos and have practical skills and creative...