Founded in 1963, ArtsMemphis works to sustain Memphis' world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthen local communities through the arts.
We award over 150 grants per year to more than 80 local arts groups and artists, totaling nearly $3 million in annual funding. All of this is possible because of the support we receive from more than 1,300 generous donors.
We envision a Memphis in which every individual feels pride in our city's authentic cultural assets and experiences the impact of the arts in their lives. In pursuit of that vision, we're guided by a commitment to Access, Equity and Inclusion, Creativity and Innovation, and Transparency.
Amplify awareness and drive arts support
Invest in, and forge connections for, artists and organizations
Model organizational effectiveness