Grants & Services

ArtsMemphis supports the daily operations of over 20 local arts groups, supports collaborative, arts-driven community engagement, provides training for future arts leaders, administers grants and professional development for individual artists and promotes and advocates on behalf of our creative community.  In 2016, ArtsMemphis awarded $3 Million, through 160 grants to more than 70 organization and artists.

Receive Grant Announcements

Make sure representatives from your organization are signed up to receive email notification about various funding opportunities through ArtsMemphis.

Marketing Support

 + ArtsMemphis is happy to promote your performances, fundraisers, exhibitions, etc. in various ways. Due to the quantity of offerings by the 60+ organizations we support, we use the event calendar on ArtsMemphis.org as our database. List your events here.

+ ArtsMemphis donors receive “ArtsCards” offering discounts to the organizations they help support. Learn more here.

If you have questions about the program or would like to promote a particular event to this group, contact Sarah Blackburn (sblackburn [at] artsmemphis [dot] org or 901-578-2787).


+ 70% of state arts funding comes from the sale of specialty license plates. Purchase your own and then help spread the word within your organization. To learn more click here

+ ArtsMemphis offers various opportunities for learning, click here to receive e-vites.

+ We have a list of resources for artists

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FY17 ArtsMemphis Grantees (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

Updated 05.17.17