Grants for Organizations

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ArtsMemphis administers a variety of different grant programs throughout the year, aimed at supporting arts organizations of all sizes. Use the links in this section to explore our current opportunities and resources.  Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on new opportunities. 



All grant applications, with exception of the Arts Build Communities grant, will be submitted through our online grant application platform. Please click here to go to our grant application platform page.


To view our full grants calendar, please click here

Important Notes for Organizational Applicants


All organizations that work with anyone under the age of 18 as a participant in your program or in a volunteer capacity will be required to have a board-approved Child Protection Policy in place before ArtsMemphis grant funds will be provided.

The Memphis Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a local prevention resource for parents, professionals and community agencies. The CAC provides Stewards of Children training and Child Safe Policy training as a part of their child sexual abuse prevention initiative.  Please visit their website for information on these training opportunities.

We have sample policies available. Please email us if you would like a copy.

You may also request the staff at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center review your policy to ensure it includes sufficient protection.  


Contact Us

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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