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.
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April 1, 2019
FY20 ABC guidelines and application go live
April - May 2019
ArtsMemphis workshops held. Times and locations TBD
July 1, 2019
FY20 ABC Applications Due
July 23-August 9, 2019
ABC Grant Panel Meetings. ArtsMemphis Panel date TBD.
August 15, 2019
Award and Decline Notificiations
The Deadlines and Eligibility for the FY20 ABC Grant will be updated April 1, 2019.
All ABC applications must be made through TAC's Online Grants System. Applicants accessing the new Online Grants System for the first time must register their organizations and create an organizational profile.
If you have questions about Arts Build Communities, you can contact Colleen McCartney, Office and Program Coordinator, by emailing [email protected]artsmemphis.org, or by calling 901.578.ARTS.
FY20 ABC Grant Workshops will occur April-May 2019. Specific dates and locations TBD.
Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc.
Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary's School
Carpenter Art Garden
Center for Transforming Communities
City of Covington - Tipton County Museum
Germantown Community Chorus
Lauderdale County Council of Arts
Luna Nova Music
Mason Caregivers Corporation
Memphis Boychoir, Inc
Memphis Center for Independent Living
Memphis Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Memphis Fashion Design Network
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
River City Community Band, Inc.
Spiritual Foundation, Inc.
Thistle & Bee Enterprises, INC
Voices of the South
Young Arts Patrons
Blues City Cultural Center
Buckman Performing Arts Center
Heal the Hood Foundation
Hot Foot Honeys
Kingdom Community Builders
Lauderdale County Government
Memphis Library Foundation
Memphis Mens Chorale
Neighborhood Christian Centers
Project 1 / Thistle & Bee
Tipton Arts Council
Transformations Autism Treatment Center