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MLK's Legacy and the Memphis Arts Community

The staff and Board of ArtsMemphis join communities around the globe in solemn observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the day Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.  On this day, we reaffirm our commitment to building a more equitable Memphis.  A Memphis in which every resident shares equal access to our world-class cultural assets.  A Memphis in which the arts community reflects our city's racial and ethnic diversity.  Above all, a Memphis in which... Read More
at Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

Happy Birthday to the Memphis Arts Community!

This Friday, March 2nd, ArtsMemphis will turn 55!  That's right -- we've been around for five-and-a-half decades, serving as the Mid-South's primary arts grant-maker.  It all started with the shared vision of a small group of community leaders, including William F. Kirsch, Jr., Irving Metz, and Walter Armstrong.  They recognized the need for a central source of funding to sustain our city's anchor arts organizations.  Guided by that need, they created the ... Read More
at Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

Dorothy Gunther Pugh, 2017 Memphian of the Year

Congratulations on a well-deserved honor for Dorothy Gunther Pugh and Ballet Memphis. ArtsMemphis Grantee, Ballet Memphis, is an authentic Memphis asset with a widely acclaimed original repertoire that speaks of the cultural significance of our area. Dorothy Gunther Pugh founded Ballet Memphis in 1986 with two dancers. Today, the company has 25 dancers and have recently moved into their new, state of the ART, home in Midtown. In 1985, ArtsMemphis... Read More
at Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

Authentic Stories: Patricia Jimenez

Did you know that ArtsMemphis works with over 20 local partner organizations to provide free tickets to local performances and exhibitions for those who face financial barriers.  The program is called ArtsAccess and Patty Jimenez is a perfect example of the impact that it makes. I'm so grateful that ArtsMemphis makes the ArtsAccess Program possible. – Patty Jimenez  Thanks to ArtsAccess, Patty is able to give her kids a love of the arts -- a love that Patty,... Read More
at Monday, Dec 11, 2017

Local Arts Groups Make the Holidays Magical

Here at ArtsMemphis, we support over 80 grantee organizations and artists -- so it's no surprise that our holiday season is packed with holiday-themed arts events.  Here are just a few of the shows we think you should check out... Playhouse on the Square is going to have Peter Pan   from Nov. 17th to Dec. 31st.  Circuit Playhouse is running David Sedaris' raucous  Santaland Diaries from Nov. 30th to Dec. 23rd.  Hattiloo has Take the Soul... Read More
at Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

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

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

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