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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

ArtsMemphis gets $500,000 grant, announces Arts Week

Memphis Flyer - By Jon W. Sparks - ArtsMemphis, which has been instrumental in helping the hard-hit arts community during the pandemic, has made two announcements that serve to boost the arts. The National Endowment for the Arts has given a $500,000 American Rescue Plan grant to ArtsMemphis that will go to local arts organizations. Those will be awarded in early 2022 to help with recovery and reopening. Memphis is one of 66 communities across the country, and one of only three Tennesse... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Friday, Nov 19, 2021

ArtsMemphis brings back "Arts Week" December 5-12

MEMPHIS—ArtsMemphis is proud to announce its second annual Arts Week from December 5-12, 2021, a week-long celebration to showcase Memphis’ dynamic, diverse collection of artists and arts organizations. An officially-proclaimed week by both the City of Memphis and Shelby County, Arts Week will spotlight the significance of art to Memphis’ world-renowned cultural vitality.  “ArtsMemphis is a convener and connector for not only arts resources and advocacy but also... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

Artist Yvonne Bobo Wins $10,000 Emmett Award

Memphis Flyer, by Jon W. Sparks - Yvonne Bobo has been named recipient of the Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration, known as “The Emmett.” The Emmett is awarded annually by Renasant Bank to a distinguished visual artist in Shelby County. This is the 10th year of this award, which now carries a $10,000 prize — the largest unrestricted cash award given to a visual artist in Shelby County. It is named in honor of Emmett O’Ryan, a founding board member ... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Friday, Nov 12, 2021

Artist Yvonne Bobo Receives 10th Annual Emmett O'Ryan Award by Renasant Bank

MEMPHIS, TN – ArtsMemphis is pleased to announce artist Yvonne Bobo as the recipient of the prestigious Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration, known as “The Emmett,” made possible by Renasant Bank. The Emmett is awarded annually by Renasant Bank to a distinguished visual artist in Shelby County.  This is the 10th year of this award, which now carries a $10,000 prize—the largest unrestricted cash award given to a visual artist in Shelby County. I... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021

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