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Action Alert: Trump Budget Calls for Elimination of the NEA

Earlier this month, the Trump administration released a budget that calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  The NEA is a vital source of arts and cultural funds that reaches every congressional district in the United States and costs just $0.46 per taxpayer.  In 2017 alone, the agency provided roughly $1.39 million to Tennessee organizations .   What's more, for every $1 that the NEA invests in our communities, an... Read More
at Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

ArtsMemphis Hosts Packed Event to #SaveTheNEA

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Memphis Made Brewing Company yesterday for our advocacy event to #SaveTheNEA.  We had terrific turnout for the event, and we wrote lots of postcards letting our elected officials know that #ArtMatters to Tennesseeans.  Here are some photos from the event.         And be sure to check out this short video about the event:   Read More
at Tuesday, Feb 21, 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

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: 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: ArtsMemphis to Host Free Arts Festival

For immediate release   Featuring public art, performances and hands-on arts activities MEMPHIS, TN  (March 13, 2012) – ArtsMemphis will host a free Pop Up arts festival from 12-4 p.m. on March 24 at the Hollywood Community Center, 1560 North Hollywood. The arts festival will include the permanent installation of five picnic tables, designed and decorated by local artists, at the Hollywood Community Center. It will also include the dedication of artist Suzy... Read More
at Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012

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