Artistik Approach at Artspace Lofts
photo: Alyssa Kelley

We drive support in ways that make the greatest impact.

ArtsMemphis awards over 160 grants per year in a variety of different categories, including support for organizations and individual artists.  

In addition to the grant programs we administer directly, ArtsMemphis serves as an advisor and steward for charitable giving by external partners – including businesses, government agencies, and family foundations.  We work in concert with these partners to help them achieve their philanthropic goals by drawing from our expansive knowledge of local arts organizations.  Use the links in this section to learn more about these areas of giving.

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Beginning February 1, 2019, all grant applications will be submitted through our online grant application platform. Please click here to access the grant application site and to create your account.



Join us for an information session to learn more about our grant opportunities!

Attendance at an information session is not required, but is encouraged, especially for first-time applicants. Multiple representatives from one organization are welcome, and you are welcome to attend more than one session if you wish.

The same information will be delivered at each information session.

Information Sessions are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, October 29, 9:00 - 10:00 am, ArtsMemphis, 575 S. Mendenhall, Memphis, TN 38117
  • Tuesday, December 10, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, ArtsMemphis, 575 S. Mendenhall, Memphis, TN 38117

Please RSVP here. 

You can download the information session presentation here



Please Note: Dates are subject to change. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on our grant schedule. 


  • Grant Opens - October 14, 2019
  • Grant Deadline - December 13, 2019



  • Grant Opens - October 29, 2019
  • Grant Deadline - January 17, 2020
  • Grant Decisions and Contracts - April 2020
  • Grant Report Deadline - June 15, 2020



  • Grant Letter of Intent (LOI) Opens - November 25, 2019
  • Grant LOI Deadline - December 16, 2019
  • Grant Application Open - January 2, 2020
  • Grant Deadline - January 27, 2020



  • Grant LOI Opens - January 17, 2020
  • Grant Application Opens - February 10, 2020
  • Grant Deadline - March 16, 2020



  • Grant Opens - April 1, 2020 
  • Grant Deadline - June 15, 2020



  • Grant Letter of Intent (LOI) Opens - April 1, 2020
  • Grant LOI Deadline - April 24, 2020
  • Grant LOI Decision - May 15, 2020
  • Grant Application Opens - May 25, 2020 
  • Grant Deadline - June 12, 2020
ArtsMemphis is a registered Non-Profit Public Charity.



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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