Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.
A national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences.+ read more
70% of state arts funding comes from the sale of arts and collegiate license plates. Purchase your very own creative license plate today!+ 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