Our Impact

Collage Dance Collective
photo: Andrew J. Breig

Strengthening Artists and Organizations. Elevating the People and Places of Memphis.  

In fiscal year 2020, ArtsMemphis awarded $2.8 million to 71 organizations and hundreds of 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.   

FY '20 Grantees

Organizations

AngelStreet 
Arkwings Foundation
Ballet Memphis
Ballet on Wheels Dance School
Beale Street Caravan
Beethoven Club
Blues City Cultural Center
Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary's School
Carpenter Art Garden
Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group
Children's Ballet Theater
Circuit Playhouse, Inc.
Collage Dance Collective
Creative Aging Memphis
Crosstown Arts
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Downtown Church
Elmwood Cemetery
Germantown Community Theatre
Gilliam Foundation
GPAC
Harmonic South String Orchestra
Hattiloo Theatre
Indie Memphis
IRIS Orchestra
Kingdom Community Builders - Orange Mound Veteran's Association
Levitt Shell
Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Inc.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Memphis Boychoir, Inc
Memphis Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Memphis Equity Through Arts - META Inc.
Memphis Fashion Design Network dba Arrow Creative
Memphis Jewish Community Center
Memphis Library Foundation
Memphis Men's Chorale dba Memphis Choral Arts
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Memphis Slim Collaboratory
Memphis Symphony Orchestra 
Memphis Wind Symphony
Metal Museum
Methodist Healthcare Foundation
Music Export Memphis
Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.
New Ballet Ensemble & School
New Day Children's Theatre
OFF THE WALLS
Opera Memphis
Orpheum Theatre Group
OUTMemphis
Perfecting Gifts Inc.
Playback Memphis
PRIZM Ensemble
Quark Theatre
RiverArtsFest, Inc.
Soulsville Foundation
SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION 
Tennessee Shakespeare Company
The Arts Cafe
The Blues Foundation
The CLTV (Collective)
The Memphis Challenge
Theatre Memphis
TheatreWorks
Tipton Fine Arts Council
United Housing, Inc.
UrbanArt Commission
Voices of the South
Youth Artist Development Academy

FY '19 Grantees

Organizations

Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival, Inc.
AngelStreet
Ballet Memphis
Beale Street Caravan
Beethoven Club
Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary's School
Caritas Village
Carpenter Art Garden
Center for Transforming Communities
Circuit Playhouse, Inc.
Collage Dance Collective
Creative Aging Memphis
Crosstown Arts
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Elmwood Cemetery
Germantown Community Theatre
GPAC
Hattiloo Theatre
Indie Memphis
IRIS Orchestra, Inc.
Latino Memphis
Lauderdale County Council of Arts
Levitt Shell
Luna Nova Music
Main Street Collierville
Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Inc.
Memphis Boychoir, Inc
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Memphis Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Memphis Choral Arts
Memphis Jewish Community Center
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Memphis Wind Symphony 
Metal Museum
Music Export Memphis
National Civil Rights Museum
Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.
New Ballet Ensemble and School
New Day Children's Theatre
Opera Memphis
Orpheum Theatre Group
Overton Park Conservancy
Playback Memphis
PRIZM Ensemble
Parks & Neighborhood Division, City of Memphis
RiverArtsFest, Inc.
Soulsville Foundation
Spiritual Foundation, Inc.
Tennessee Shakespeare Company
The Blues Foundation
The Collective (CLTV)
The Withers Collection
Theatre Memphis
TheatreWorks
Total Spirit Connection Ministries
Transformations Autism Treatment Center
Turtle Island Native American Association
University of Memphis
UrbanArt Commission
Visible Community Music School
Voices of the South
 

Artists

Sharon Havelka
Jed Jackson
Chuck Johnson
Lacy Mitcham Veteto
Aisha Raison
Juan Rojo

FY '18 Grantees

Organizations

Africa in April
Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Memphis
Angel Street
ArtsWorks Foundation
Ballet Memphis
Beale Street Caravan
Beethoven Club
Blues City Cultural Center
Blues Foundation
Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary's School
Caritas Village
Carpenter Art Garden
Center For Transforming Communities
Circuit Playhouse
City of Covington - Tipton County Museum
Collage Dance Collective
Concerts International
Company d
Creative Aging Memphis
Crosstown Arts
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Elmwood Cemetery
Friends of the Levitt Shell Pavilion
Germantown Community Chorus
Germantown Community Theatre
Germantown Performing Arts Center
Hattiloo Theatre
Indie Memphis
IRIS ORCHESTRA
Latino Memphis
Lauderdale County Council of Arts
Luna Nova Music Ensemble
Mason Caregiver's Corporation
Memphis Boy Choir
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Memphis Center for Independent Living
Memphis Chapter of the American Orff - Schulwerk Association
Memphis College of Art
Memphis Fashion Design Network
Memphis Jewish Community Center
Memphis Men's Chorale (DBA Memphis Choral Arts)
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Memphis Wind Symphony
Metal Museum
National Civil Rights Museum
Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.
New Ballet Ensemble & School
New Day Children's Theatre
Opera Memphis
Orpheum Theatre Group
Playback Memphis
PRIZM Ensemble
River City Community Band, Inc.
RiverArts Fest
Soulsville Foundation 
Spiritual Foundation, Inc.
SRVS
Tennessee Shakespeare Company
Theatre Memphis
TheatreWorks
Thistle & Bee Enterprises, INC.
University of Memphis Foundation
UrbanArt Commission
Visible Music College
Voices of the South
Young Arts Patrons
 

Artists

Monica Bushong aka MB
Maritza Davila
Gerard Harris
Wilbert Mays
Andrea Morales
Mark Nowell
Catherine Patton
Veda Reed

 
 

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