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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The deadline for the FY2019 Grant is July 2, 2018. Applicant organizations should also plan to attend the review panel meeting on August 3, 2018 at the Assisi Foundation, 515 Erin Drive., Memphis, TN 38117. Exact review times for each organization will be determined at a later date.
Open to organizations for arts activities if they meet all applicable requirements described in the guidelines. Individuals and organizations awarded Major Cultural Institution, Cultural Education Partnership, or Partnership Support funding are not eligible to apply for ABC funding. Colleges and universities are eligible only for activities that clearly serve the needs of surrounding communities or the State and are designed to involve a broad audience. Activities that are credit-producing or are oriented primarily to collegiate students and the academic community are not eligible.
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.
All FY19 ABC grant workshops have concluded. The workshop presentation below covers the guidelines and eligibility of the ABC grant, as well as details on the application and online platform.
Download the presentation here and call Colleen McCartney at 901-578-2787 if you have any questions.
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