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Opera Memphis Chosen to Participate in World Opera Forum

Congratuations to Ned Canty and Opera Memphis on a well-deserved honor!   Earlier this month, Opera Memphis -- a longtime ArtsMemphis grantee -- was in Madrid, Spain as one of only FIVE(!!!) North American opera companies invited to attend the World Opera Forum.  They were represented by current General Director, Ned Canty.  All participants were hand-picked to represent one of the four main areas of discussion - Cultural Heritage, Diversity, New... Read More
at Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018

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

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 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

Authentic Stories: Nikola Printz

When you think "opera singer," you probably don't think "biker chick" and "aerialist."  But that's what makes Memphis so great.  The arts are interwoven with every area of life in our city.  That's why Nikola Printz is the perfect subject to kick off our brand new Authentic Stories Campaign.  With this series, we'll be featuring local artists and art patrons who have a unique personal story -- with a focus on stories... Read More
at Monday, Sep 25, 2017

Opera News features Opera Memphis

ArtsMemphis grantee Opera Memphis is featured in a recent article in the Opera News. Ned Canty, general director of Opera Memphis, says that Opera Memphis receives a $15,000 grant from the NEA for their "30 Days of Opera" festival.  If Donald J. Trump's administration's proposed changes to the federal tax code are passed, they may weaken incentives for the charitable donations that opera companies rely on for revenue. “The people deciding whether to... Read More
at Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017

Press Release: AutoZone Named a Top 10 Best Business Partnering with the Arts

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN   (May 20, 2015) – Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, announced that AutoZone has been named a BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honoree for 2015. Above: Singers from Opera Memphis perform "AutoZone: The Opera." Presented every year by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of... Read More
at Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Press Release: NEA Awards $135,000 to Memphis Arts Groups

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN  (April 24, 2013) – Four Memphis arts groups – ArtsMemphis, Opera Memphis, Soulsville Foundation, and Binghampton Development Corporation – have received $135,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, which is nearly half of the total sum given by the NEA to arts organizations throughout Tennessee. The NEA awarded these grants to the four Memphis arts groups based on their contributions to create vibrant... Read More
at Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013

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