Support POVA during the 2020 Big Payback!

Apr 9th 2020

Support POVA during the 2020 Big Payback!

Join us for this year's Big Payback where we're celebrating all things Art Education#LiveHereGiveHere

During this year's Big Payback, we're fundraising $5,000 to build our Emerging Art Education Program at POVA! Our goal is to elevate the quality and presentation of our artists’ work by providing them access to artistic workshops and training to grow their skills.

Our emerging art educational program hopes to teach our artists foundational art skills like the principles of art and design, as well as provide opportunities for them to experiment and learn new mediums. We hope these art educational opportunities become a catalyst for our artists to develop independent art careers, ensure sustainable use of our resources, and foster a spirit of lifelong learning and growth.

Donations made during this year’s #BigPayback will help us expand our art educational resources by: 

  1. Paying local teaching artists to teach workshops at our studio
  2. Providing scholarships for our artists to participate in local artistic workshops around town
  3. Helping our Program Coordinator (aka art educator on staff) develop training and workshops to teach the fundamentals of art and various mediums 

Learn more about how your donations during this year's Big Payback will make an impact HERE.

Throughout the Big Payback, we'll be hosting online art demos led by various members of our team including POVA artists, volunteers, and staff members. These opportunities will allow community members to learn more about our mission, as well as learn a new skill from the comfort and safety of their own home.


  • May 6 at 6PM CST - Painting Sunsets led by POVA Artist, A.M. HASSAN - Register HERE.
  • May 7 at 9AM CST - Monoprinting led by POVA Volunteer, Didi Sheen - Register HERE.
  • May 7 at 12PM CST - Modern Calligraphy led by POVA Program Coordinator, Emily Wertheim - Register HERE.
  • May 7 at 5PM CST - Closing/Live with updates 

Register today to receive first access to the art demos, supply lists, and an exclusive Q&A with the teaching artists. After registration, we'll send you contact information to submit questions throughout the demo. Only those who register will have access to this immediate feedback and individualized learning opportunity.

In the spirit of Art Education, we've also partnered with creative DIY studio Board & Brush Nashville, TN to host a giveaway where anyone who makes a donation of $100 or above is automatically entered to win a free workshop.

The Six Talents Foundation will be matching all donations made during this year's Big Payback up to $5,000 total!

Make a donation during this year's Big Payback and/or "Start a Campaign” to help us grow our emerging Art Education Program:

About The Big Payback:
The annual giving day The Big Payback is returning on Wednesday, May 6 at 6 PM CST and continues until Thursday, May 7 at 6:00 PM CST. The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a community-wide giving day which shines a spotlight on LOCAL giving and motivates Middle Tennessee to “give back” to nonprofits in a big way.

This 24-hour online giving event helps organizations – like POVA! – raise funds and bring awareness to pressing needs in our community. It’s also the prime time of year to give, because every gift you make could be boosted by cash prizes. Learn more at