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Announcing Our 2018 ArtsAccelerator Grantees

Here at ArtsMemphis, we recognize that visual artists are a magnet for creative, entrepreneurial talent throughout our City.  That's why, in 2013, we established ArtsAccelerator – a grant program for Shelby County artists in every discipline.  These incentive grants are for artists at a critical juncture in their careers.  Decisions are made by a rotating panel of experts, and they award five ArtsAccelerator Grants of $5,000 each, totaling $25,000... Read More
at Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018

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

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Announces 2017 Emmett O'Ryan Award Winner

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN  (April 6, 2017) – Carl E. Moore, a local visual artist, best known for his vivid, high-contrast paintings, is the recipient of the seventh annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration.  This award is presented by ArtsMemphis and generously sponsored by Metropolitan Bank, in partnership with Butler Snow.  It is given each year to a local artist whose work demonstrates creative and civic leadership within the... Read More
at Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

Press Release: Two Top Companies Team Up for 2017 Emmett Award

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN -  (April 4, 2017) – ArtsMemphis will present its 7th Annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration at a ceremony this Thursday, April 6th, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.  The “Emmett” is given each year to a local artist who has demonstrated creative and civic leadership within the Memphis arts community.  The winner receives a $10,000 cash award. The award is named in honor of... Read More
at Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Announces FY '17 ArtsAccelerator Grantees

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN  (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.  ArtsMemphis provides five grants of $5,000 each to visual artists from Shelby County to enhance the artist’s overall work or career.   By supporting individual artists we are able to provide real and... Read More
at Friday, Mar 10, 2017

Announcing a New Grant Program for Visual Artists

ArtsAccelerator - An Incentive Grant for Visual Artists will help artists who are at a critical juncture in their work offset expenses related to a project or opportunity that would enhance the artist’s overall work or career. The ArtsAccelerator grants will support the areas of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation art, performance art, video or media art and craft. Individual funding requests for ArtsAccelerator grants may be up to $3,000 and are available to local artists at... Read More
at Thursday, Aug 8, 2013

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