About

Invest in the arts for a powerful return in the future.

ArtsMemphis plays a critical role in helping the arts sector navigate pandemic impacts by providing financial support and serving as a convener and connector. We are a resource as arts organizations and artists work to survive, create new business models, plan for re-opening, and develop new opportunities for virtual and in-person arts experiences.

Our Mission & Vision

ArtsMemphis sustains Memphis’ world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthens local communities through the arts. 

We envision 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 Values

In pursuit of our mission & vision, we're guided by a commitment to Equity, Inclusion, and Access.

The pandemic shutdown has elevated awareness for the essential role the arts play in driving our economy, impacting youth development, and bridging connections among people. The arts spark innovation and creativity and provide a renewed energy to the overall quality of life in Memphis and surrounding areas.

At full operational capacity, our region's nonprofit arts groups support more than 6,000 local jobs and generate over $20 million per year in government revenue.
Every dollar donated helps support local arts groups and artists.In fiscal year 2020, we awarded grants to 71 arts organizations and 137 individual artists.

We've invested over $22 million into local arts and culture in the last ten years.

The groups and programs we support reach more than 2.5 million audience members in every zip code in Shelby County.

 


Learn More About Our Commitment to Fiscal Responsibility

Click here to see our most recent IRS Form 990
Click here to see our most recent Audited Financials
Click here to see our most recent Annual Impact Report
Click here to view our WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth profile

One Gift Helps 80 Arts Groups and Artists

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