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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... Read More
at Monday, Oct 2, 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

Press Release: Arts & Economic Impact

                                                                                         For immediate release ArtsMemphis to Announce Findings from Major Nationwide Study on the Economic Impact of the Arts MEMPHIS, TN   (August 25, 2017) –... Read More
at Friday, Aug 25, 2017

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Announces 2017 Emmett O'Ryan Award Winner

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN  (April 6, 2017) – Carl E. Moore, a local visual artist, best known for his vivid, high-contrast paintings, is the recipient of the seventh annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration.  This award is presented by ArtsMemphis and generously sponsored by Metropolitan Bank, in partnership with Butler Snow.  It is given each year to a local artist whose work demonstrates creative and civic leadership within the... Read More
at Thursday, Apr 6, 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 Announces FY '17 ArtsAccelerator Grantees

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN  (March 10th, 2017) – ArtsMemphis has awarded a  $25,000 in competitive grants to five artists . ArtsAccelerator is an incentive grant for visual artists who are at a critical juncture in their career.  ArtsMemphis provides five grants of $5,000 each to visual artists from Shelby County to enhance the artist’s overall work or career.   By supporting individual artists we are able to provide real and... Read More
at Friday, Mar 10, 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 Elects New Board Members

For immediate release   Memphis, TN (September 6, 2016) – Today ArtsMemphis publicly announced the appointment of three new members to the ranks of its Board of Directors. The new members comprise top executives from some of the city’s most prominent companies. They are:  Jon Ernst  (Vice President/General Manager of Foodservice Business at International Paper);  Reginald R. Paige, Sr.  (Associate General Counsel at Evergreen Packaging Inc.);... Read More
at Monday, Sep 12, 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: Metropolitan Bank Honors Beth Edwards with Emmett O'Ryan Award

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN (March 3, 2016) – Beth Edwards, a Memphis visual artist, best known for her paintings of children’s toys, is the recipient of the sixth annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration. This award is given by Metropolitan Bank to a local artist whose work demonstrates artistic mastery. As the Emmett O’Ryan Award winner, Edwards receives a $10,000 cash award. Edwards was selected based on her decades of making... Read More
at Thursday, Mar 3, 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: 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: Metropolitan Bank Honors Memphis Artist with Emmett O'Ryan Award

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN   (August 25, 2017) – Frank D. Robinson Jr. is the recipient of the fifth annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration, given by Memphis-based Metropolitan Bank to a local artist whose original work indicates continued artistic significance. Robinson, was nominated for the award by Memphis Brook Museum of Art. The award comes with a $2,000 cash award and the nominating organization receives $500. The Emmett... Read More
at Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Elects New Board Chair

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN   (January 2, 2015) – Bruce Hopkins, President of the West Tennessee Region of First Tennessee Bank, has been elected as the Board Chairman of ArtsMemphis, which provides communitywide funding for the arts community in Memphis. During 2014, ArtsMemphis distributed $3.3 million in grant funding to arts groups and individuals, bringing the five-year total of grant funding to $18.2 million. Also serving on the ArtsMemphis Executive... Read More
at Friday, Jan 2, 2015

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

Press Release: Metropolitan Bank Presents Emmett O'Ryan Award to Leandra Urrutia

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN -  (Feb. 27, 2014) – Leandra Urrutia, an associate professor and department head of ceramics at Memphis College of Art, is the recipient of the Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration.  The Emmett O’Ryan Award is given annually by Memphis-based Metropolitan Bank to a visual artist for an original artistic creation that also bears promise for future artistic significance. The honor comes with a $2,000 cash... Read More
at Thursday, Feb 27, 2014

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... Read More
at Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014

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

Press Release: Metropolitan Bank Presents Emmett O'Ryan Award to Alan Spearman

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN -  (Feb. 28, 2013) – Alan Spearman, a Memphis filmmaker,  recently received the third annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration,  given by Metropolitan Bank to an emerging artist for his or her work that also bears promise for future artistic significance. The honor comes with a $2,000 cash award and the nominating organization receives $500. Mr. Spearman, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and photojournalist,... Read More
at Thursday, Feb 28, 2013

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

Press Release: Metropolitan Bank Presents Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration

For immediate release   Second annual award honors artist Anthony D. Lee MEMPHIS, TN  (February 2, 2012) – Metropolitan Bank presented the second annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration (the “Emmett”) to artist Anthony D. Lee during a reception at Metropolitan Bank on Jan. 25. The award, which honors Mr. O’Ryan, a founding board member of Metropolitan Bank, is given annually to an emerging artist recognized for his or her... Read More
at Thursday, Feb 2, 2012

Press Release: ArtsMemphis to Steward First Tennessee Foundation Arts Funding

For immediate release   ArtsFirst grant panel will allocate more than $350,000 to arts groups MEMPHIS  (January 11, 2012) – First Tennessee Foundation has reinforced its significant investment in the arts in Memphis through a unique new funding model. The foundation will partner with ArtsMemphis to steward a grants program called ArtsFirst. In 2012 First Tennessee Foundation will allocate more than $350,000 through ArtsFirst to Memphis area arts organizations to... Read More
at Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012

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