institutional giving

Nashville Ballet’s corporate and foundation partners provide critical, sustaining support for our season performances at TPAC, Community Engagement and the School of Nashville Ballet. We strive to maximize visibility and marketing potential for our sponsors and to provide a meaningful experience for the organizations and their employees.

Sustaining Partners

Many thanks to the following organizations for their enduring support. The Ingram Charitable Fund provides generous funding which allows Nashville Ballet to continue the tradition of live orchestral accompaniment for season performancesThe Martin Foundation was instrumental in Nashville Ballet becoming the first arts organization in Nashville to own its own building and remains a critical community partner. 

Season Performance Sponsorships

As a sponsor of one of Nashville Ballet’s performance series, you receive a comprehensive package of recognition and hospitality benefits. We work closely with all our sponsors to find a partnership that is meaningful and fitting for everyone. For more information about partnering with Nashville Ballet, please contact Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager Nicholas Gulick at or by calling (615) 297-2966 x802.

Holiday Magic

One of our most popular programs, Holiday Magic, offers free tickets to Nashville’s Nutcracker for underserved populations through a variety of charitable organizations. This special tradition continues to make holidays brighter for children and their families who may not otherwise be able to experience the magic of the arts. Click here for more information on Holiday Magic.

School of Nashville Ballet

School of Nashville Ballet is dedicated to providing the best training for all students, regardless of whether they choose to pursue a professional career in dance. School sponsorship preserves the excellence of our teaching faculty and enhances our class offerings. As a sponsor, you receive significant visibility in school brochures, in school performance programs and within the school itself, reaching hundreds of children, their parents and adult students. Click here for more information about School of Nashville Ballet.

In-Kind Gifts

Nashville Ballet welcomes gifts of in-kind goods and services in support of our mission. Substantial contributions are recognized as “official providers” for Nashville Ballet, and like other sponsorship agreements, we are happy to work individually with you to determine the best partnership plan.

Community Engagement

Nashville Ballet’s Community Engagement programs bring exciting performances and storytimes to schools, libraries and community centers across Middle Tennessee. Each of our offerings provides a well-rounded introduction to live performance for audiences of all ages, developing a respect and hopefully igniting a passion for the arts. Click here for more information about our Community Engagement programs.


Nashville Ballet staff and dancers believe strongly in being an integral part of our local, regional and national community of artists, professionals and dance educators. To that end, below are links to organizations that we participate in and where you, as a supporter of Nashville Ballet, may find useful resources and information.    

For more information about Corporate and Foundation Giving, please contact

Government Support

Nashville Ballet is honored to have the support of local, state and national government arts agencies. Funding through the Tennessee Arts Commission and Metro Arts supports basic operating expenses for Nashville Ballet, which contributes directly to performances, outreach programs and instruction in our school. 

Metropolitan Arts is a department of the Metro Nashville Government. The Arts Commission stimulates and advances the arts to enrich the human experience for the community.

Additionally, you can contribute to arts funding through the purchase of Tennessee specialty license plates.  The State of Tennessee offers more than 90 specialty license plates for Tennessee motorists to display on their registered motor vehicles and proceeds are directed through the Tennessee Arts Commission grant-making process.

Nashville Ballet also receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.