Category: Community Engagement

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 through our s... Read More
at Monday, Nov 6, 2017

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Grantees Use Art to Tackle Social Issues

  For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN (October 2, 2017) — ArtsMemphis has announced the recipients of its 2017 Arts Build Communities (“ABC”) grants, administered in conjunction with the Tennessee Arts Commission.  The ABC grant program supports projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, or enhance the sustainability of asset-based cultural enterprises.  It is open to nonprofit organiza... Read More
at Monday, Oct 2, 2017

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Receives $25,000 for Community Engagement

For immediate release   Memphis, TN  (December 13, 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 initiative aimed at training e... Read More
at Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016

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.  ArtsMem... Read More
at Friday, Jun 17, 2016

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Appoints Head of Community Outreach

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN - (February 4, 2014) – ArtsMemphis is pleased to announce that Linda P. Steele has joined ArtsMemphis in its community engagement and outreach efforts. Ms. Steele has assumed the role of ArtsMemphis’s Chief Engagement and Outreach Officer and will be in charge of further developing and executing the organization’s efforts to bring the community’s wide array of arts to people throughout the Memphis area, including those li... Read More
at Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014

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