Community Impact

Collage Dance Collective
photo: Andrew J. Breig

Art transforms individual lives.  And whole communities. 

ArtsMemphis provides funding, mentoring, and advocacy on behalf of the arts in Shelby County.  In 2017, we've awarded over 160 grants to more than 80 local organizations and artists.  The groups and programs that we support reach more than 1.5 million audience members, including 200,000 students.  What's more, our investments benefit some 3,500 artists in our community.

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

 








 
 

 








 
 

FY '17 Grantees

Organizations

Africa in April
Ballet Memphis
Beale Street Caravan
Beethoven Club
Blues City Cultural Center
The Blues Foundation
Buckman Performing Arts Center
Carpenter Art Garden
The Children’s Museum of Memphis
The Circuit Playhouse
Collage Dance Collective
Concerts International
Creative Aging Memphis
Crosstown Arts
Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Elmwood Cemetery
Germantown Community Theatre
Germantown Symphony Orchestra
Hattiloo Theatre
Heal the Hood Foundation of Memphis
Hot Foot Honeys
Indie Memphis
IRIS Orchestra
Kingdom Community Builders
Latino Memphis
Lauderdale County Council of Arts
LITE Memphis
Levitt Shell
Literacy Mid-South
Luna Nova Music Ensemble
Mason Caregivers Corporation
Memphis AOSA
Memphis Boychoir
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Memphis College of Art
Memphis Library Foundation
Memphis Men's Chorale
Pink Palace Family of Museums
Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Memphis Youth Symphony Program
Memphis Wind Symphony
National Ornamental Metal Museum
National Civil Rights Museum
Neighborhood Christian Centers
New Ballet Ensemble and School
New Day Children’s Theatre
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Opera Memphis
The Orpheum Theatre
Paint Memphis
Playback Memphis
Prizm Ensemble
Thistle & Bee Enterprises
RiverArts Fest
Shelby Co. SchoolSeed Foundation 
Soulsville Foundation
Spiritual Foundation
SRVS
Streets Ministries
Tennessee Art Education Association
Tennessee Shakespeare Company
The Withers Collection
Theatre Memphis
TheatreWorks
Tipton Arts Council
Transformations Autism Treatment Center
UrbanArt Commission
Visible Community Music School
Voices of the South

Artists

Gabe Beutel-Gunn
Carl Moore
Haley Morris-Cafiero
Cat Peña
Jin Powell
Christopher Reyes
Amanda Sparks
Lance Turner

FY '16 Grantees

Organizations

Africa in April
Artspace
ArtWorks Foundation
Ballet Memphis
Ballet on Wheels
Beale Street Caravan
Beethoven Club
Blues City Cultural Center
Blues Foundation
Buckman Arts Center
Carpenter Art Garden
Circuit Playhouse
Collage Dance Collective
Company d
Concerts International
Creative Aging
Crosstown Arts
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
East Buntyn ArtWalk
Elmwood Cemetery
Germantown Community Chorus
Germantown Community Theatre
Hattiloo Theatre
Heal the Hood Foundation
Indie Memphis
IRIS Orchestra
Klondike Smokey City CDC
Lauderdale County Council of Arts
Le Bonheur Community Health and Well-Being
Levitt Shell
Literacy Mid-South
Luna Nova
Memphis Botanic Gardens
Memphis BoyChoir, Inc.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Memphis College of Art
Memphis Jewish Community Center
Memphis Men's Chorale
Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Memphis Wind Symphony
Metal Museum
New Ballet Ensemble and School
New Day Children's Theatre
Opera Memphis
Orange Mound Gallery
Orange Mound Veterans Association
Orpheum Theatre
Playback Memphis
PRIZM Ensemble
RedZone Ministries
RiverArtsFest, Inc.
Service Over Self
Soulsville Foundation
SRVS
Street Ministries
Tennessee Shakespeare Company
Theatre Memphis
TheatreWorks
Transformations Autism Treatment Center
University of Memphis Research Foundation
UrbanArt Commission
Visible Music College
Voices of the South
WEVL
WKNO
Women's Theatre Festival

 

Fellows

Abbey Judd
Brooke Sarden
Don Gilbert
Edward Caldwell
Jayme Stokes
Joyce Coleman
Kyle Taylor
Leni Stoeva
LueElla Marshall
Mary Mitchell
Michelle Smith
Rebecca Hutchinson
Tobacco Brown
Whitney Williams

Artists

Beth Edwards
Laurel Sucsy
Lawrence Matthews III
Madsen Minax
Michael Roy
Paula Kovarik
Chelsea Robinson

FY '15 Grantees

FY '14 Grantees

One Gift Helps 80 Arts Groups and Artists

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