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Announcing Our Latest Round of Operating Support Grantees

At ArtsMemphis, we understand that unrestricted operating support is the most valuable type of funding that an arts organization can receive, and the most difficult type of funding to raise.  That's why our Operating Support Grants have been a cornerstone of our mission for more than half a century.  And that tradition continues today, thanks to the generosity of more than 1,300 generous individuals, foundations, and businesses. The Levitt Shell... Read More
at Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

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

Meet Our New Board Chair

Over the summer, the ArtsMemphis Board welcomed Lucy Lee as its new Board Chairman.  Lucy is the perfect person to serve as Board Chair at this pivotal time in ArtsMemphis' history.  As a longtime supporter and patron of the arts, she has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that all arts groups face.  She also has an abiding commitment to the mission of ArtsMemphis—having served on the Board since 2008, most recently as Vice... Read More
at Wednesday, Oct 18, 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

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: 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 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... Read More
at Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016

Press Release: ArtsMemphis and Tennessee Arts Commission Partner to Support Artspace Lofts on South Main

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN (April 18, 2016) – The development of the Artspace South Main Lofts project in Downtown Memphis received another major boost this week, thanks to a grant of $25,000 from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Artspace South Main Lofts, to be located at 138 St. Paul Avenue in the South Main Arts District, will be a 58-unit development that includes both adaptive reuse of an existing warehouse and new construction.  When complete, the... Read More
at Monday, Apr 18, 2016

Press Release: Fifteen Memphis interior designers use creative talents to raise money for the arts

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN (April 11th, 2016) – ArtsMemphis today announced details for their unique fundraising event called Art by Design, presented by IBERIABANK.  The event will bring together a fifteen of Memphis's most sought-after interior designers to create one-of-a-kind "vignettes" at Propcellar on Summer Ave.  Three days of events including parties and tours on April 28th and April 29th, culminating in a public opening on... Read More
at Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Announces New Leadership

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN   (June 23, 2014) – Susan Schadt who has been President & Chief Executive Officer of ArtsMemphis for the past 13 years, has stepped down as President of the arts funding organization. She will remain CEO of ArtsMemphis until December 31, 2014, when she will become CEO and owner of Wild Abundance Publishing, a Memphis-based firm that specializes in the publication of books that focuses on conservation and the arts. Elizabeth... Read More
at Monday, Jun 23, 2014

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