What is ArtsZone?

ArtsZone is the arts and culture funding arm of AutoZone, administered by ArtsMemphis. ArtsZone grants strengthen the Memphis community by combining AutoZone’s commitment to excellence and enrichment in the arts with ArtsMemphis’ grantmaking support and knowledge. Funding generally supports programs or program operations. Funding is determined by a grant panel composed of AutoZone representatives.

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Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the 2018 ArtsZone grant cycle will be announced in early 2018. Typically, a letter of intent is due in mid-April and applicants are notified within two weeks of whether they've been invited to submit a full proposal.  Full proposals are typically due around the second week in May, and decisions are announced in September.

Who is eligible for ArtsZone funding?

501(c)(3) organizations in the Greater Memphis area with an arts focus, a minimum three-year history of presenting quality arts projects and an active Board of Directors.

Important Note for Applicants

In order to receive support from ArtsMemphis, your organization must be registered on WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org.   If you need assistance registering your organization, please visit this page to register for a training session.  If your organization has started a profile but needs help, please visit this page to register for technical training.  If you have other questions about WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org profiles, please contact Olivia Wilmot(owilmot [at] cfgm [dot] org) at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis.

What if I have a capital campaign request?

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