The Belcourt Theatre is proud to be affiliated with the Art House Convergence and the League of Historic American Theatres.
The Art House Convergence is dedicated to increasing the quantity and quality of art house cinemas in North America. The Belcourt was one of the founding lead members of this group and regularly joins with over 500 other art houses, film festivals and other allied organizations at its annual conference in Midway, Utah before the Sundance Film Festival. The Belcourt also participates in the Art House Visiting Members program, providing Belcourt members reciprocal benefits at 60 other art house theaters around the country.
Founded in 1976, the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT) is a nonprofit organization with the main purpose of sustaining historic theatres across North America for the benefit of their communities and future generations. The Belcourt participates in LHAT’s annual conference and in 2015, hosted that conference in Nashville. Stephanie Silverman, the Belcourt’s executive director, is vice-chair of the LHAT board.
The Nashville Arts Coalition educates the Davidson County Community about the value of public funding for the arts.
- We believe a healthy arts ecology has a positive impact on the economy, culture, and education.
- We believe that increased advocacy for the arts in the city as a whole will benefit the entire community.
- We believe in being focused and flexible in our work together with equitable sharing of effort, learning and reflection on progress along the way.
- We believe in keeping the conversation going. We are inclusive of all artists, arts organizations and their supporters.