Our Mission

Creative Parks Nashville (CPN) provides community based leadership to Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation’s Music, Theater, & Visual Arts divisions. CPN supports these divisions in their efforts to provide educational arts related activities and diverse cultural events for the Greater Nashville area.

The Board of Directors and Members of CPN consist of program participants, parents or guardians of participants and other stakeholders of Nashville’s vibrant arts scene.

CPN provides funding with community-based, volunteer leadership, in collaboration with Metro Parks Music, Theater and Visual Arts Divisions. The funds raised have a direct impact by supporting the creation of an artistic, inclusionary atmosphere. CPN’s goal is to support accessible and affordable programing at Centennial Performing Arts Studios, Centennial Art Center and the 28 Metro Parks Community Centers throughout Davidson County.

Keeping Metro Parks Cultural Arts programming accessible is one of the key functions of partnership that CPN performs. By fundraising and managing resources, CPN seeks to provide supplementary funding for Metro Parks Music, Theater and Visual Arts programs to help programs stay affordable or through providing accessibility scholarships when available.