The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is an endowed fund that supports the next generation of fashion industry professionals with ties to Middle Tennessee by providing an annual financial award and resources for experiential professional development opportunities with proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week. Experienced designers as well as professionals in all aspects of the fashion industry from photographers to stylists, models, hair and makeup artists, retail owners and bloggers are encouraged to apply each fall for this award to further their career in the fashion industry. Detailed criteria for submission can be found at CFMT.org. Applications must be received at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee office by 4:30 p.m. on October 19, 2018 to be considered. The award recipient is selected by a committee of the Board of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and will be announced at the 5th Annual Nashville Fashion Forward Gala on January 19, 2019.