The Frist Center for the Visual Arts named Health and Public Services Partnership of the Year

On May 12, 2014, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Academy Awards. Teachers, principals, business partners, and community interest groups came together to celebrate the achievements of the 2013-2014 school year and recognize those schools that have made outstanding gains.  photoThe Frist Center and Antioch High School embrace the common vision of student growth and excellence while making an impact in our community. The Frist Center's staff chaired the school's business advisory council, which strengthened their five-year partnership. The major initiative of the partnership was the Frist Antioch Community Exhibition (F.A.C.E.) that brought students, teachers, Frist Center staff, and the community together through a visible and meaningful project-based learning activity. Students developed the exhibition. In addition, students were offered an opportunity to participate in two intercession programs for free. Nashville ArtWorks gave a look at careers in cultural institutions in partnership with the Nashville Symphony, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Center for Nonprofit Management. The second intercession program, ArtLab, offered students an opportunity to work with a teaching artist. The Frist Center received this award for their outstanding partnership with Antioch High School's Academy of Teaching and Service.