In fiscal year 2020, ArtsMemphis awarded $2.87 million to 70 organizations and 137 artists. Our grantees provided 2.4 million arts experiences across every zip code in Shelby County.
ArtsMemphis plays a critical role in helping the arts sector navigate pandemic impacts by providing financial support and serving as a convener and connector. We are a resource as arts organizations and artists work to survive, create new business models, plan for re-opening, and develop new opportunitites for virtual and in-person arts experiences. We are a vehicle for funders, including The National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, The Kresge Foundation, and the Mid-South Regional COVID Response Fund to provide relief funding. A list of our 2020 donors can be found here.