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.
October 5, 2022
Virtual Information Session
October 19, 2022 at 9:30 - 10:30AM
Application due by 5pm.
Deadline for FY22 Grant Reports
(included in application)
December 9, 2022
ArtsMemphis notifies applicants about
Dates are subject to change.
ArtsFirst is open to 501(c)(3) organizations in Shelby County with an arts focus, a minimum three-year history of presenting quality arts projects, and an active Board of Directors.
Note: Capital campaigns or multi-year requests are not eligible for consideration this year.
If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Bryce Goodloe Programs and Operations Manager (901-6824701, email@example.com) before beginning work on an application.
All applications must be submitted through the online platform. We recommend using the document linked below to compile your answers and then to copy and paste this information into the online platform.
PDF and Word Document of Application
Application (Word Doc)
If you have not used our application platform before, please visit our tutorial videos here.
You may submit questions about this grant in writing to Bryce Goodloe , [email protected]
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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