ArtsFirst

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ArtsFirst Grants

What is ArtsFirst?

Art lifts our spirits and expands our horizons. Because art plays a vital role in a healthy community, expressing the diversity within our common humanity, the First Horizon Foundation is a long-time supporter of the arts through ArtsFirst, a program to promote excellence and enrichment in the arts in Memphis. Leveraging the grant-making expertise of ArtsMemphis while ensuring a continued significant impact in the community. The grant panel is composed of First Horizon Foundation representatives, who make all funding decisions.

The First Horizon Foundation focuses contributions to strengthen these vital signs of a strong community:

  • Arts & Culture: Promoting excellence and enrichment in the arts
  • Education & Leadership: Educating, developing the next generation of leaders
  • Environment: A more sustainable tomorrow, future
  • Financial Literacy: Investing in the financial future
  • Health & Human Services: Improving the well-being of our communities

The FY20 ArtsFirst application is now closed.

If you have any questions, please contact Colleen McCartney, Grants and Initiatives Manager, at [email protected] (901) 578-2787.

 

 

2020 ArtsFirst Grantees

2020 ArtsFirst Grantees

Ballet Memphis | Capital Campaign
Carpenter Art Garden | After School Art Programs
Collage Dance Collective | Operating Support  
Crosstown Arts | Capital Campaign
Dixon Gallery and Gardens | Illuminating the Word: Saint John's Bible
GPAC | Capital Campaign
Hattiloo Theatre l Hattiloo Season 15
Indie Memphis | Film Festival Sponsorship
Levitt Shell | Capital Campaign
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art l Vive le Brooks 2020
Metal Museum | Exhibition Support
New Ballet Ensemble l Scholarship Program Support 
Opera Memphis l Bohème on Beale Street
Orpheum Theatre | Auction Sponsorship
RiverArtsFest | Art in the Making
Soulsville Foundation |Soulsville Foundation Youth Professional Development
Tennessee Shakespeare Company | Season Sponsorship
The CLTV (Collective) | Sponsorship
Theater Memphis | Season Sponsorship and Capital Campaign
UrbanArt Commission l Movable Collection Program

2019 ArtsFirst Grantees

2019 ArtsFirst Grantees

Angel Street | Discover your Purpose: Graham Heights
Ballet Memphis | Capital Campaign
Carpenter Art Garden | After School Art Programs
Circuit Playhouse | Theatre Access for All
Collage Dance Collective | The Collage Ballet Conservatory Turns 10: Design of a Decade
Creative Aging Memphis | Presenting Sponsorship
Crosstown Arts | Capital Campaign
Dixon Gallery and Gardens | Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution
GPAC | Capital Campaign
Indie Memphis | Film Festival Sponsorship
Levitt Shell | Capital Campaign
Metal Museum | 40th Anniversary Exhibitions
Orpheum Theatre | Auction Sponsorship
Playback Music | Bringing the transformative power of Playback theatre into under-resourced schools in Frayser
RiverArtsFest | Art in the Making
Soulsville Foundation |Stax Museum of American Soul Music Soul Explosion
Tennessee Shakespeare Company | Sponsorship
Theater Memphis | Presenting Sponsorship

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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