Arts Build Communities

Artistik Approach at Artspace Lofts
photo: Alyssa Kelley

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 2019:
  • $39,820 in ABC grants resulted in additional investment of $395,000.
  • 57,000 people were engaged by ABC activities, including 16,600 youth.
  • Project-related donations of goods and services were valued at $98,105, including 784 volunteers working 5,327 hours.

The FY21 Arts Builds Communities Grant is now closed.

 

 

 

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

2019 Arts Build Communities Grantees

2019 Arts Build Communities Grantees

AngelStreet
Beethoven Club
Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary's School
Caritas Village
Carpenter Art Garden
Center for Transforming Communities
City of Memphis
Elmwood Cemetery
Friends of Levitt Pavilion Memphis, Inc.
Latino Memphis
Lauderdale County Council of Arts
Luna Nova Music
Main Street Collierville
Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Inc.
Memphis Boychoir, Inc
Memphis Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Memphis Jewish Community Center
Memphis Men's Chorale (DBA Memphis Choral Arts)
National Civil Rights Museum
Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.
New Day Children's Theatre
Overton Park Conservancy
PRIZM Ensemble
River City Community Band, Inc.
Spiritual Foundation, Inc.
The Collective (CLTV)
Total Spirit Connection Ministries
Transformations Autism Treatment Center
Turtle Island Native American Association
Voices of the South
Young Arts Patrons

Contact Us

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

Tracy Lauritzen Wright, Chief Operating Officer [email protected]

Colleen McCartney, Grants and Initiatives Manager [email protected]

ArtsMemphis (901) 578-2787

 

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