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 awarded $1.34M to 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.
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Site Visits (if eligible)
The following entities are not eligible for Operating Support Grants but may be eligible for other funding through ArtsMemphis.
Guidelines for the FY21 Operating Support Grant are currently being updated and will be posted by December 20, 2019.
The FY21 Operating Support Grant will open January 2020.
If you have not used our platform before, please visit our tutorial videos here.
Please note: The FY21 Operating Support LOI is not a traditional LOI format, but rather an organizational profile for your organization.
You may submit questions about this grant in writing to Colleen McCartney at [email protected]
A link to the FAQ document will be provided after the grant application opens.
If you have questions, please contact our Grants and Initiatives Department:
Tracy Lauritzen Wright, Chief Operating Officer [email protected]
Colleen McCartney, Grants and Initiatives Manager [email protected]
ArtsMemphis (901) 578-2787
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