Founded in 1963, ArtsMemphis works to sustain Memphis’ world-renowned cultural vitality by providing grants to arts organizations and artists, along with strategic investments in arts-based efforts to revitalize inner-city neighborhoods. Over the last 10 years, ArtsMemphis has allocated over $40 million to the arts in Shelby County. In 2015, we awarded $3 million to the Memphis arts community through more than 160 grants. By funding the arts, we enhance the quality of life for Memphis residents, and we also strengthen the local economy: nonprofit arts groups in Memphis generate more than $125 million per year, and they employ 4,000 people.


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Your gift to CTA makes it possible for ArtsMemphis to fund and mentor arts groups, facilitate collaborations and promote the arts. We are proud to provide financial support to the following arts organizations: 


Africa in April
ArtWorks Foundation
Ballet Memphis
Beale Street Caravan
Beethoven Club
Belz Museum of Asian and Judiac Art
Binghampton Development Corporation
Blues City Cultural Center
Blues Foundation
Brooks Museum of Art
Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center
Center for Southern Folklore
Circuit Playhouse, Inc.
Collage Dance Collective
Company d
Concerts International
Creative Aging
Crosstown Arts
Dixon Gallery & Gardens
East Buntyn Arts Center
Elmwood Cemetery
Fuel Film
Germantown Community Theatre
Germantown Performing Arts Center
Hattiloo Theatre
Heal the Hood Foundation
Indie Memphis
IRIS Orchestra
Levitt Shell
Literary Mid-South
Luna Nova Music
Memphis Botanic Gardens
Memphis Boy Choir, Inc.
Memphis College of Art
Memphis Cultural Arts Enrichment Center/Watoto Memphis
Memphis Library Foundation
Memphis Men's Chorale
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Memphis Wind Symphony
Metal Museum
New Ballet Ensemble and School
New Day Children's Theatre
Opera Memphis
The Orpheum Theatre
Playback Memphis
Playhouse on the Square
PRIZM Ensemle
Project Motion
Stage Door Productions
STAX Museum of American Soul Music
STAX Music Academy

Tennessee Shakespeare Company
Theatre Memphis
UrbanArt Commission
Visible Community Music School
Voices of the South
Women's Theatre Festival