In fiscal year 2016, ArtsMemphis awarded 160 grants to more than 80 arts groups and individual artists, totaling $3 million. We support everything from dance and theatre to museums and public art – not to mention film festivals, outdoor concerts, and arts-based initiatives that empower underserved residents.
The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.
Top 10 reasons to support the arts! Improve individual well-being. Unify communities. Improve academic performance. Drive tourism. Are an export industry. Are good for local businesses. Spark creativity and innovation. improve healthcare. Promote healing in the military. Strengthen the economy.+ read more
Memphis Events: Here in Memphis we have an authentic, grit and grind culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. ArtsMemphis invites you to Discover the Arts – for the first time or all over again. With hundreds of organizations posting events, our site is the go-to source for engaging with the arts.+ read more
ArtsMemphis supports the daily operations of over 60 local arts groups, supports collaborative, arts-driven community engagement, provides training for future arts leaders, administers grants and professional development for individual artists and promotes and advocates on behalf of our creative community.+ read more