Location: Memphis, TN
We support the Memphis art, music and theatre community through engagement and participation.
Celebrating our 50th year in 2013,
ArtsMemphis raises funds to ensure excellence in the arts and build a vibrant cultural community for everyone. ArtsMemphis provides annual support, financial oversight, advocacy and mentoring to many diverse organizations through annual grants in several grant categories.
We fund arts education & outreach projects and oversee an Audience Development Initiative to enhance and build local cultural audiences.
ArtsMemphis has allocated $40 million over the past 10 years to support our arts community. More than 95% of every dollar raised through the annual campaign is reinvested in the community through arts support.
Our mission is to funds to ensure excellence in the arts and build a vibrant cultural community for everyone. We were founded by volunteer community leaders in 1963. We have allocated over $40 million in the last 10 years.
Completed the historic Memphis for the Arts campaign in 2005, raising over $27 million for the ArtsMemphis endowment.
More than 95% of every dollar raised through the annual campaign is reinvested in the community through arts support
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)
"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"
Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster
Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.
I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.