Poverty & the Arts Studio + Gallery
Open hours: Monday - Friday; By appointment only
Poverty and the Arts (POVA) is a Nashville-based social enterprise nonprofit dedicated to providing people impacted by homelessness with access to creative resources and an artistic platform to enhance their quality of life.
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.
POVA’s six core values, which guide all of our organization’s decisions and serve as our cultural cornerstones, include: Accessibility, Collaboration, Creativity, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Integrity