Arts Build Communities

Artistik Approach at Artspace Lofts
photo: Alyssa Kelley

Arts Build Communities ("ABC")




What are ABC Grants?

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 2017:
  • $50,000 in ABC grants resulted in additional investment of $345,000. 
  • 32,000 people benefitted from ABC activities, including 8,400 youth.
  • Project-related donations of goods and services were valued at $265,646, including 1,761 volunteers working 11,194 hours.

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