Arts Build Communities

 

Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant   

What is ABC?

The Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) offers the Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant program in partnership with ArtsMemphis for organizations seeking support in the following West TN counties: Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby, Tipton.  (Overall, 13 designated agencies administer the ABC program on behalf of TAC in all 95 counties of the state.)

The Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant program is designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, or enhance the sustainability of asset-based cultural enterprises.

In 2020:
  • $44,653 in ABC grants.
  • 25,000 people were engaged by ABC activities, including 6,371 youth.
  • Project-related donations of goods and services were valued at $46,171, including 761 volunteers working 7,153 hours.

The FY22 Arts Builds Communities Grant is now open.

The application is due July 1, 2021.  

 

 

 

2021 Arts Build Communities Grantees

2021 Arts Build Communities Grantees

AngelStreet
Arkwings Foundation
Arrow Creative
Ballet On Wheels Dance School
Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary's School
Carpenter Art Garden
Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group
Crosstown Radio Partnership
Elmwood Cemetery
Gilliam Foundation
LeeJazzOmega, Inc
Memphis Challenge
Memphis Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Memphis Library Foundation
Memphis Men's Chorale (DBA Memphis Choral Arts)
Memphis Museums, Inc.
Methodist Healthcare Foundation
National Civil Rights Museum
Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.
New Day Children's Theatre
Pyramid Music Program (dba Memphis Youth Symphony Program)
RiverArtsFest, Inc.
The Arts Cafe

2020 Arts Build Communities Grantees

2020 Arts Build Communities Grantees

AngelStreet
Arkwings Foundation
Ballet On Wheels Dance School
Beethoven Club
Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary's School
Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group
Children's Ballet Theater
Downtown Church
Elmwood Cemetery
Gilliam Foundation
Kingdom Community Builders - Orange Mound Veteran's Association
Lauderdale County Council of Arts
Memphis Boychoir, Inc
Memphis Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Memphis Fashion Design Network DBA Arrow Creative
Memphis Jewish Community Center
Memphis Library Foundation
Memphis Men's Chorale (DBA Memphis Choral Arts)
Methodist Healthcare Foundation
National Civil Rights Museum
Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.
New Day Children's Theatre
OFF THE WALLS
OUTMemphis
RiverArtsFest, Inc.
The Arts Cafe
The Memphis Challenge
Tipton Fine Arts Council
United Housing, Inc.
University of Memphis

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact our Grants and Initiatives Department:

Tracy Lauritzen Wright, Chief Operating Officer [email protected]

Colleen Chandler, Grants and Initiatives Manager [email protected]

ArtsMemphis (901) 578-2787

 

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