our programs

Artist Residency

  • Flexibility

    We offer short-term residencies (3, 6, or 12 months), and long-term (project-defined) residencies for really big ideas.

  • 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.

  • Show Your Work

    Our studio get’s a lot of foot traffic for art crawls, classes, and events. Resident artists get special opportunities to show their work. Create and present your work here.


  • Artist Residency

Community Classes

  • Explore

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

  • Train

    Are you in it for the long haul? Our teachers are professional working artist, here to teach you what they know.

  • Teach

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


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