Our Programs


  • Flexibility

    We offer short-term (3, 6, and 12 month) and long-term (project-defined) residencies.

  • Make | Show: ART

    Create and present your work here. Our studios are also open to the community during our classes, and for drop-ins in our Creative Cafe.

  • Support

    Our artists in residence are provided workspace, fiscal sponsorship, project mentoring, and help connecting to continuing education, communities, and professional opportunities.

  • Partnerships

    We partner with exceptional programs like Periscope, Nashville Sideshow Fringe Fest, and Leadership Nashville. Our artists often go on to exhibit and present their work throughout Nashville, and well beyond.

Community Classes


Try a new skill and challenge yourself with something you never thought you could do.


Are you in it for the long haul? Then we have a home for you.


Our artists-in-residence teach classes at abrasiveMedia. We are growing our class program, and would love to host your classes in our home!