Operating Support Grant

Artistik Approach at Artspace Lofts
photo: Alyssa Kelley


Providing operating funds to arts organizations has been a cornerstone of ArtsMemphis’ since its founding in 1963. ArtsMemphis recognizes that unrestricted support is necessary to shape a dynamic and sustainable arts community. Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of local individuals, foundations and corporations and the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis will invest nearly $1.314M in arts organizations in FY20 through this competitive operating support grant program. 

This unrestricted funding is intended to advance ArtsMemphis’ mission of sustaining Memphis’ world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthening local communities through the arts. These investments should supplement other revenue, both earned and contributed, generated by the organization.



Beginning February 1, 2019, all grant applications will be submitted through our online grant application platform. Please click here to access the grant application site and to create your account.

The FY20 Operating Support Grant in now closed. 


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If you have any questions regarding the Operating Support Grants please call our office at (901) 578-2787 or contact Tracy Lauritzen Wright at [email protected]

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