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Cuts to the NEA would starve Memphis' minority-serving arts organizations

April 19th, 2017

Memphis arts organizations brace for decreased federal funding that could impact the work they do with underserved and minority populations. read more »

Memphis Daily News: After Successful First Year, ‘Art by Design’ Returns

April 12th, 2017

A year ago, ArtsMemphis introduced “Art by Design” to raise money for local arts organizations. About a dozen local interior designers were provided a 12-by-16-foot space to show their work. The event raised $120,000. The goal for this year is $140,000.  read more »

Memphis Artist Carl E. Moore Wins $10,000 Emmett O'Ryan Award

April 6th, 2017

MEMPHIS, TN - (April 6, 2017) – Carl E. Moore, a local visual artist, best known for his vivid, high-contrast paintings, is the recipient of the seventh annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration.  This award is presented by ArtsMemphis and generously sponsored by Metropolitan Bank, in partnership with Butler Snow.  It is given each year to a local artist whose work ... read more »

Two Top Companies Team Up to Sponsor $10,000 Award for a Local Artist

April 4th, 2017

MEMPHIS, TN - (April 4, 2017) – ArtsMemphis will present its 7th Annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration at a ceremony this Thursday, April 6th, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.  The “Emmett” is given each year to a local artist who has demonstrated creative and civic leadership within the Memphis arts community.  The winner ... read more »

ArtsMemphis Announces FY17 ArtsAccelerator Grantees

March 10th, 2017

ArtsMemphis has awarded a $25,000 in competitive grants to five artists. ArtsAccelerator is an incentive grant for visual artists who are at a critical juncture in their career.  read more »

Waters: Arts funding builds community, not walls

March 2nd, 2017

I sent the federal government 50 cents last year to support the National Endowment for the Arts. They took it out of my taxes. I definitely got my money's worth, especially compared to the $5 they took for Egypt and the $56 they took for NASA. I've never been to Egypt or the moon. read more »

The "birthplace of rock and roll" braces for federal cuts to arts funding

February 22nd, 2017

In 2011, Memphis’ South Main ArtSpace Lofts project received a $100,000 planning grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The affordable housing development has since leveraged 18 million dollars in private and public money for artist live-work space on South Main. read more »

Local arts supporters join campaign to lobby for NEA, PBS funding

February 20th, 2017

For every dollar that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) spends in local communities, another $9 in additional public or private funding follows. read more »

ArtsMemphis Combats Funding Threats

February 16th, 2017

ArtsMemphis is combatting threats to federal arts funding with postcards, information, fun, and beer.The nonprofit arts agency will host a Presidents’ Day (Monday, Feb. 20) event called #ArtMatters at Memphis Made Brewing to help Memphians show their support for the arts and to urge their lawmakers to stop cuts to federal arts programs. read more »

#ARTMATTERS | Memphis postcard campaign to protect arts funding

February 1st, 2017

Join ArtsMemphis, artists, arts organizations, friends and supporters from across the MidSouth for an afternoon of arts advocacy on President’s Day to show your support for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). read more »