With the release of its 2016-17 Annual Report to the Community, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center is sharing the success of several new, even historic, steps made last year that were informed by an 18-month, board-led strategic planning process.
The resulting strategic plan, shaped by feedback from a diverse group of community partners, sets specific goals to support the creation of new works on TPAC stages, diversify programming, engage the community through unique events and assess how well TPAC facilities serve and support its work.
TPAC is committed to keeping pace with Nashville’s dramatic growth and contributing value to city and surrounding area. In 2016-17, TPAC presented 474 performances, welcomed 350,728 audience members, served 42,944 children and adults through its arts education programs, and created a combined annual economic impact of more than $72 million dollars from TPAC and its resident artistic companies — Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera and Nashville Repertory Theatre.
Additional highlights from 2016-17 include:
“We are incredibly grateful for all our donors, sponsors, community partners and friends who help to bring TPAC’s mission to life and make a difference in the lives of children and adults – from students and teachers to the hundreds of thousands of people who walk through our doors each year,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer.
“With them, we hope to serve Nashville’s growing needs by presenting bold and innovative programming, energizing our region’s creative abilities and improving the lives of the people of Tennessee.”