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.

If your organization is new to grant applications, this grant is a great way to get started!  Call one of our staff members listed at the bottom of this page to learn more.

In 2022:

  • $70,651 in ABC grants funds were distributed.
  • 20,573 people were engaged by ABC activities, including 4,857 youth.

The FY23 Arts Build Communities Grant is now closed.

The FY24 Arts Build Communities grant will be announced in Spring 2023.




Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact our Grants and Initiatives Department:
Tracy Lauritzen Wright, Chief Operating Officer [email protected]
Bryce Goodloe, Programs & Operations Manager [email protected]
ArtsMemphis (901) 578-2787

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