Here at ArtsMemphis, we're working to sustain Memphis' world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthen local communities through the arts. Each year, we award over 150 grants to more than 60 local arts groups and individual artists, totaling nearly $3 million in annual funding.
ArtsMemphis hosted a press conference on Thursday, Aug. 31st, to announce the local findings from a nationwide study called Arts and Economic Prosperity V ("AEP5").
The AEP5 was a yearlong data-collection effort, launched by Americans for the Arts, to quantify the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture. The Tennessee Arts Commission provided statewide oversight for the study, and ArtsMemphis served as the Commission’s primary partner in West Tennessee. Overall, the project involved 14,439 arts organizations across the country, including more than 600 in Tennessee alone.
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