ArtsMemphis Announces FY17 ArtsAccelerator Grantees

March 10th, 2017

ArtsMemphis has awarded a $25,000 in competitive grants to five artists. ArtsAccelerator is an incentive grant for visual artists who are at a critical juncture in their career.  read more »

Waters: Arts funding builds community, not walls

March 2nd, 2017

I sent the federal government 50 cents last year to support the National Endowment for the Arts. They took it out of my taxes. I definitely got my money's worth, especially compared to the $5 they took for Egypt and the $56 they took for NASA. I've never been to Egypt or the moon. read more »

The "birthplace of rock and roll" braces for federal cuts to arts funding

February 22nd, 2017

In 2011, Memphis’ South Main ArtSpace Lofts project received a $100,000 planning grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The affordable housing development has since leveraged 18 million dollars in private and public money for artist live-work space on South Main. read more »

Local arts supporters join campaign to lobby for NEA, PBS funding

February 20th, 2017

For every dollar that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) spends in local communities, another $9 in additional public or private funding follows. read more »

ArtsMemphis Combats Funding Threats

February 16th, 2017

ArtsMemphis is combatting threats to federal arts funding with postcards, information, fun, and beer.The nonprofit arts agency will host a Presidents’ Day (Monday, Feb. 20) event called #ArtMatters at Memphis Made Brewing to help Memphians show their support for the arts and to urge their lawmakers to stop cuts to federal arts programs. read more »

#ARTMATTERS | Memphis postcard campaign to protect arts funding

February 1st, 2017

Join ArtsMemphis, artists, arts organizations, friends and supporters from across the MidSouth for an afternoon of arts advocacy on President’s Day to show your support for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). read more »

Americans for the Arts Announces Annual Business Committee for the Arts Awards to Exceptional Businesses and Individuals

January 14th, 2017

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announces this year’s BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honorees. Presented every year by Americans for the Arts’ Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), the BCA 10 Awards honor U.S. companies for their exceptional commitment to the ... read more »

ArtsMemphis Receives $25,000 for Innovative, Arts-Based Community Engagement Program

December 13th, 2016

Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced awards totaling more than $30 million, including a $25,000 grant to help Memphis-based community leaders use the arts to revitalize local neighborhoods.  The grant will be administered through ArtsMemphis, and it will go toward projects led by participants in the organization’s Community Engagement Fellows Program – an ... read more »

ArtsMemphis Puts Spotlight on Teachers with After School Special

November 1st, 2016

ArtsMemphis, in partnership with ArtsFirst, has turned the spotlight on teachers for their new exhibit, After School Special, curated by Nikii Richey.  The exhibit features 50 pieces of art submitted by 38 art teachers from the Memphis area. A selection committee chose the original works of art after a call for artists among all Shelby County children’s art teachers.  read more »

ArtsMemphis Elects New Board Members

September 12th, 2016

Memphis, TN - (September 6, 2016) – Today ArtsMemphis publicly announced the appointment of three new members to the ranks of its Board of Directors. The new members comprise top executives from some of the city’s most prominent companies. They are: Jon Ernst (Vice President/General Manager of Foodservice Business at International Paper); Reginald R. Paige, Sr. (Associate General ... read more »