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Arts Groups Get $1M in Operating Support Grants

Memphis Flyer - Staff Writer - ArtsMemphis has announced $1 million in grants through the nonprofit’s fiscal year 2023 cornerstone Operating Support program. The grants have been awarded to 46 local arts organizations. (See the list here.) In a statement, ArtsMemphis said it has been “intentional in our approach to equitable funding and commitment to diversity in this process.” In analyzing the arts organizations that are recipients of the grant, ArtsMemphis said that... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Thursday, Sep 1, 2022

Arts Recovery Fund Reaches Goal

Memphis Business Journal - by John Klyce - In the spring of 2020, COVID-19 was spreading rampantly, businesses were being battered, and people were hunkering down in their homes, uncertain of what would come next. But under no circumstances did Sabrina Norwood want the Young Actors Guild’s high school seniors to miss their final performance. Already, many of them were losing their proms and graduation ceremonies. To also miss out on their last production with the local nonpro... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022

Arts Recovery Fund Reaches $1.8 million is going to arts organizations and individual artists

MEMPHIS FLYER - By Jon Sparks - The pandemic dealt a brutal blow to the local arts scene, forcing arts groups and funding organizations to pull together and find ways to survive. One of the significant efforts was a partnership among ArtsMemphis, the Memphis Music Initiative, and Music Export Memphis that resulted in the recent completion of a $1.8 million Arts Recovery Fund. The focus of the fund was — and still is — to support individual artists and arts organizations, par... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022

New Horizons for Memphis’ Oldest Bank

Memphis Magazine - by Samuel X. Cicci - Seismic change provides an opportunity for a reset. Memphis will certainly be changed when one of the city’s biggest business players, First Horizon, soon has new out-of-town leadership for the first time since its founding in 1864 as First National Bank of Memphis. The last couple of years have seen significant moves in the Memphis banking market, with institutions large and small acquired by bigger organizations: Arkansas-based Simmons... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Wednesday, May 18, 2022

First Horizon Celebrates a Decade of Local Arts Investments Totaling $4.7 Million

Foundation announces its tenth year of ArtsFirst and a major investment to support recovery in the arts community MEMPHIS—Tuesday, April 12, 2022—Today, First Horizon Foundation has announced its 2022 grant recipients, commemorating the tenth anniversary of its ArtsFirst Grant initiative, a program in partnership with ArtsMemphis to promote excellence and enrichment in the arts in Memphis. Established in 2012, ArtsFirst grants serve as a core vehicle for First Horizon Foundation... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022

Guest column: And the crowd erupts

The Daily Memphian - By Elizabeth Rouse, Guest Columnist “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” This quote has always resonated with me and, in my opinion, is particularly relevant right now. The experience of a live performance is unmatched. It’s electrifying. Stephen Adams’ and Ja Morant’s full-court pass buzzer-beater last month became the NBA’s most-watched Instagram video of all time, but I wo... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Monday, Mar 28, 2022

ArtsMemphis commits over $500K in enhancement grants for groundbreaking initiatives of 7 local arts organizations

MEMPHIS—This week, ArtsMemphis has announced a new round of 2022 Enhancement Grants totaling $510,500 in commitments to seven arts organizations. Enhancement Grants were established in 2005 by the Plough Foundation, who recently gifted $3 million to ArtsMemphis toward this annual program to support arts organizations’ strategies to strengthen organizational infrastructure and position them for sustained growth and community impact. “This program encourages our operating su... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Thursday, Feb 17, 2022

Guest column by ArtsMemphis' Uhlhorn and Wigginton: Memphis' audience is growing internationally

Memphis Business Journal - By Kathy Gale Uhlhorn and Russ Wigginton – Board members, ArtsMemphis Around this time of year, it is customary to reflect upon the challenges, changes, and successes we’ve experienced as we look to the new year. But little is customary in 2021. This year was quickly labeled a year of continuity with negative connotations, including continued racial disparities and the challenges of COVID variants. However, even with its serious societal and personal ... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Thursday, Dec 30, 2021

Arts Memphis receives $500,000 grant to help local arts bounce back

ABC24 - MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Nearly every industry was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the arts community. Arts Memphis, which helps fund artists and arts organizations in the Mid-South, received a $500,000 federal American Rescue Plan grant last week and it plans to use the money to help the arts community bounce back. The grant is from the National Endowment for the Arts and is used to support operational costs to arts organizations across the ... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Monday, Nov 29, 2021

ArtsMemphis receives $500,000 NEA grant

By Jasmine McCraven, Daily Memphian - ArtsMemphis, a primary funder for more than 70 arts organizations in Memphis and Shelby County, was one  of 66 art agencies to receive the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. ArtsMemphis was granted $500,000 to subgrant to local arts organizations, which is the largest NEA grant received by a Tennessee organization.  The grant is part of the National Endowment’s efforts to help local a... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021

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