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Supporting the arts in Memphis

Our Vision

A Memphis in which every individual feels pride in our city's authentic cultural assets and experiences the impact of the arts in their lives.

Our Mission

To sustain Memphis' world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthen local communities through the arts.

Fundraisers

We raise money for the arts in several ways. Click here to find out how you can support arts.

Grant-Makers

In fiscal year 2016, we awarded nearly $3 million in funding to 68 arts organizations and 20 individuals.  Our grants are more than just a check in the mail.  We provide our grantees with mentoring, oversight, promotion, and advocacy.

Click here for information about the critical grants and services we provide.

Arts Promoters

We encourage engagement in the arts across the city. Explore our online cultural calendar to find out all the diverse arts events happening everyday. 

Sign up here to receive weekly recommended arts events in your inbox!

Arts Advocates

We amplify the impact of the arts in our city. Click here to help ensure a strong artistic community. 

Important Facts

  • ArtsMemphis was founded by volunteer community leaders in 1963
  • We are one of the nation's largest United Arts Funds and were ranked 7th largest United Arts Funds campaign for fiscal year 2015
  • In fiscal year 2016, we awarded nearly $3 million in funding to 68 arts organizations and 20 individuals.
  • We've allocated over $40 million to arts and culture over the last 10 years
  • Every dollar we raise helps us support local arts organizations and individual artists
  • Our region's nonprofit arts groups are a major economic driver -- they support more than 4,000 local jobs, and they generate $15 million per year in revenue for local and state governments

Financial Information

Click here to see ArtsMemphis' most recent IRS Form 990.

Click here to see ArtsMemphis' most recent Audited Financials.