Daybreak Arts Studio & Gallery
Open hours: Monday - Friday; By appointment only
Daybreak Arts (formerly “Poverty and the Arts”) is a Nashville-based social enterprise nonprofit that creates artistic and economic opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity by providing them access to the creative resources needed to achieve personal fulfillment and success.
We strive to create artistic and economic opportunities for those who have been denied them and to advance new models of economic justice and community that are sustainable and replicable. We also work to highlight the creative talents of people impacted by homelessness in order to broaden perspectives and foster meaningful and equitable relationships across communities.
Artist Collective Program
Our Artist Collective Program equips people impacted by homelessness with the artistic resources, training, and marketplace to gain financial independence and overcome barriers to employment by leveraging their creative talent to earn meaningful and legal income.
Our six core values, which guide all of our organization’s decisions and serve as our cultural cornerstones, include: Accessibility, Collaboration, Creativity, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Integrity