Kindling Arts is Nashville's radically unique independent arts incubator. Founded in 2018 by Jessika Malone & Daniel Jones, Kindling Arts develops innovative new works by Nashville’s experimental artists, empowering diverse creators with the resources required to explore challenging ideas in a multidisciplinary context. Emphasizing an artist-centered process, the Kindling Arts Festival is a multi-day annual event that showcases interdisciplinary collaborations in surprising spaces.

OZ Arts Nashville  |  The Darkhorse Theater  |  Nashville School for the Aerial Arts  |  Ozari Events  |  The Barbershop Theater

Nashville's "Best Summer Arts Festival" is back for another year of radically unique performance, art, and experimentation! For four days in late July, Kindling Arts Festival will light up venues across West Nashville with stunning talent. Kindling 2022 will bring you innovative theatrical experiences, riveting dance showcases, jaw-dropping aerial and circus acts, and festive community gatherings that show just how incredible Nashville artists can be. You won't want to miss it. Make your plans for July 28-31 and join in our celebration of 5 years of radically unique independent arts! 

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To support the work of Kindling Arts and Nashville-based artists, please consider making a donation via our fiscal sponsor, the Arts & Business Council.