Here’s how you can support TPAC during The Big Payback :

Big Payback

The goal is simple: Inspire our community to come together and contribute to the life-changing work of local non-profit organizations.

On May 6, your participation in The Big Payback will help the Tennessee Performing Arts Center continue to provide comprehensive arts education programs throughout Middle Tennessee. The education department at TPAC serves children from pre-school to high school and works with educators to provide curriculum-based guidebooks, workshops and other resources for arts integration in the classroom. Your participation on May 6th will also help adults who want to grow in their knowledge and enjoyment of the performing arts through our InsideOut program and will support the overall operation of the largest performing arts center in Tennessee.

Here’s how:

  • Step #1 – Mark your calendar for The Big Payback on Tuesday, May 6. From 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7
  • Step #2 – During the 24-hour challenge period, use the donation form below OR go to
  • Step #3 – Use your credit or debit card to donate your gift*
  • Step #4 – Revel in the joy you feel for supporting arts education in Tennessee!

It’s that easy! TPAC will also be eligible for incentives, bonuses, and prizes throughout the 24-hour window and your gift will help us get there!

Thank you for supporting TPAC and for celebrating the work of Middle Tennessee’s nonprofit organizations with us. And don’t forget to follow along on Facebook and Twitter at #BigPayback.

*Please note that The Big Payback is a program of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, therefore, your credit/debit card statement will read CFMT/BigPayback next to your donation amount.

In 2012-13, your donations:

  • Provided 22 travel grants to 18 local schools to bring their students to TPAC performances
  • Subsidized ticket costs for almost 10,000 Nashville-area students and teachers to attend HOT performances
  • Provided over 400 local teachers with professional development opportunities aimed at developing arts integration techniques for the classroom
  • Sent 28 TPAC Teaching Artists into local classrooms to bring their talents in dance, puppetry, music, storytelling and theatre into the classroom to energize learning
  • Provided free performance licenses, educational support materials, and free on-site support from a team of TPAC teaching artists to local schools to produce a Disney KIDS or Disney JR musical through the Disney Musicals In Schools program
  • Made touch tours available to visually impaired students so they could have a new experience with the arts
  • Engaged over 1,200 three-to-five year olds in Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts
  • Produced 40 events for adult audiences to help get up close and personal with the performing arts discussions with cast members and crew, workshops and performance excerpts

For more information on all of our TPAC Education programs, please visit TPAC Education.

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