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ArtsMemphis Grantees Perform at National Arts Marketing Conference

ArtsMemphis is honored to host Americans for the Arts this weekend for the annual National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference , November 10-13, 2017. We are excited to have the opportunity to highlight a few of our grantees during the course of the event SATURDAY Stax Music Academy’s Street Corner Harmonies will perform classical anthems, Negro Spirituals, funk, and more. That afternoon, Ballet Memphis will perform. Saturday night, ArtsMemphis will host the... Read More
at Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

Press Release: Memphis to host nearly 500 arts professionals at Americans for the Arts’ National Arts Marketing Project Conference

            For Immediate Release   Washington, DC —Americans for the Arts and ArtsMemphis will host the annual National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, November 10-13, 2017. The largest gathering of arts marketers in the country, the conference is a critical forum for arts groups to discuss the rapidly changing demographics and behaviors of U.S. consumers, as well as how arts and... Read More
at Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

National Arts Magazine Features Memphis Organizations

The new issue of Arts Link , the official magazine of Americans for the Arts, highlights community engagement efforts by Memphis arts organizations. The article quotes ArtsMemphis President & CEO Elizabeth Rouse: “We know that arts organizations and communities must build deep trust and that this work must be approached as part of an organization’s mission. The arts organization and the community should be equal partners from the get-go. We strive to do this... Read More
at Monday, Nov 6, 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

Press Release: Arts & Economic Impact

                                                                                         For immediate release ArtsMemphis to Announce Findings from Major Nationwide Study on the Economic Impact of the Arts MEMPHIS, TN   (August 25, 2017) –... Read More
at Friday, Aug 25, 2017

Memphis Business Journal Features ArtsMemphis Advocacy Work

A new article in the Memphis Business Journal focuses on the potential local affects of cutting the National Endowment for the Arts.  The article, by Mary Cashiola, points out the extraordinary cost-benefit calculus behind federal investments in the arts: For every dollar that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) spends in local communities, another $9 in additional public or private funding follows. ... In Tennessee alone, there are more than 48,000 arts-related jobs,... Read More
at Friday, Feb 17, 2017

ArtsMemphis wins national award for exemplary work at the intersection of the arts and community life

Today, Americans for the Arts named ArtsMemphis as the winner of its 2016 Robert E. Gard Award at the organization's Annual Convention in Boston, MA. The award recognizes exemplary work at the intersection of the arts and community life. The ArtsMemphis Community Engagement Fellowship Program was nominated for  its groundbreaking curriculum ,  which trains arts and civic leaders in how to use the arts as a tool for positive social change. ... Read More
at Friday, Jun 17, 2016

Press Release: The National Endowment for the Arts Supports Our Fellows Program!

For immediate release   photo: ArtsMemphis 2014 Fellow, Lecolion Washington, presents his case for support to peers and faculty Saad&Shaw.  MEMPHIS, TN   (December 8, 2015) – Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced a $40,000 grant to help ArtsMemphis train emerging leaders in the nascent field of arts-driven social change.  The initiative is called the Community Engagement Fellows Program. ArtsMemphis launched the Fellows... Read More
at Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015

Press Release: AutoZone Named a Top 10 Best Business Partnering with the Arts

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN   (May 20, 2015) – Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, announced that AutoZone has been named a BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honoree for 2015. Above: Singers from Opera Memphis perform "AutoZone: The Opera." Presented every year by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of... Read More
at Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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