For Organizations

Playhouse on the Square

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. 

Our Arts Investments

ArtsMemphis is engaged in a multi-year process of realigning our arts investment programs. In keeping with the needs of our community and trends in our field, we are developing strategies to better support the variety of arts in Shelby County, to base arts investments on organizations’ current work and progress in addressing the needs of communities, and to establish goals for diversity and inclusion for our staff, board and partners.  As we work through this process, we will communicate with and invite input from all artists and arts organizations – those that have previously received funds from ArtsMemphis as well as those that have not – to ensure this process is open and transparent, and the needs and perspectives of the full arts spectrum of Shelby County are integrated into our process. Our guidelines, criteria and funding totals will change in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), and once those details are determined, ArtsMemphis will communicate this information with all eligible arts organizations for FY19 budget planning.

Important Note For Organizational Applicants

In order to receive support from ArtsMemphis (outside of Arts Build Communities grants), your organization must be registered on  If you need assistance registering your organization or have other questions about profiles, please contact Olivia Wilmot at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. Profile sessions are held each month at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Avenue, 38104. To register for a session visit EVENTS on the website.



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