News

New Ballet Ensemble & School
photo: Patricia Possel

Authentic Stories: Nikola Printz

When you think "opera singer," you probably don't think "biker chick" and "aerialist."  But that's what makes Memphis so great.  The arts are interwoven with every area of life in our city.  That's why Nikola Printz is the perfect subject to kick off our brand new Authentic Stories Campaign.  With this series, we'll be featuring local artists and art patrons who have a unique personal story -- with a focus on stories... Read More
at Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Partners with Local Black Artists on an Innovative Art-Shares Program

        For immediate release MEMPHIS, TN   (September 22, 2017) – ArtsMemphis and The CLTV announced today that they have begun selling “shares” in a forthcoming collection of artwork by local artists of color.  It’s all part of an innovative art-distribution model called Community Supported Art, or “CSA.”  Much like agriculture CSAs, art CSAs rely on share purchases by a community of... Read More
at Friday, Sep 22, 2017

New York Times Showcases Lil Buck in Interactive Feature

We were thrilled to learn that The New York Times recently published an Interactive Feature about Memphis' own Charles "Lil Buck" Riley and jookin' -- the dance style that he helped to popularize around the world.  The Times feature dissects the mind-bending choreography behind Lil Buck's well-known "The Swan," set to "The Dying Swan," one of the dance world's most celebrated solos.  Buck worked on the piece with his ballet... Read More
at Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017

Opera News features Opera Memphis

ArtsMemphis grantee Opera Memphis is featured in a recent article in the Opera News. Ned Canty, general director of Opera Memphis, says that Opera Memphis receives a $15,000 grant from the NEA for their "30 Days of Opera" festival.  If Donald J. Trump's administration's proposed changes to the federal tax code are passed, they may weaken incentives for the charitable donations that opera companies rely on for revenue. “The people deciding whether to... Read More
at Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017

Smart City Memphis Features Ballet Memphis

Longtime ArtsMemphis grantee Ballet Memphis, and its brand new Overton Square headquarters are featured in a recent article in the online urban planning hub, Smart City Memphis.  The article praises the project for visionary recognition of how the arts could reactivate an unused site, formerly occupied by the defunct French Quarter Hotel. The article in Smart City also notes that the Ballet building contributes to the increasing exciting arts... Read More
at Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

ArtsMemphis Announces Findings of Major Economic Study

Yesterday, at a press conference in Crosstown Concourse, ArtsMemphis announced exciting findings from a newly released economic study showing that Shelby County's nonprofit arts in dustry accounts for nearly $200 million in annual spending and sustains the equivalent of more than 6,000 local jobs . Our announcement this morning included remarks by  Phil Trenary  (President & CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber),  Anne Pope  (Executive... Read More
at Friday, Sep 1, 2017

One Gift Helps 80 Arts Groups and Artists

Donate Today

Donate