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, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, in FY21 ArtsMemphis invested $896K in arts organizations 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.
If you have questions, please contact our Grants and Initiatives Department:
Tracy Lauritzen Wright, Chief Operating Officer [email protected]
Colleen Chandler, Grants and Initiatives Manager [email protected]
ArtsMemphis (901) 578-2787
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