By Elizabeth Rouse, Executive Director, ArtsMemphis –
Announcing the 2017 ArtsAccelerator Grantees
ArtsMemphis has awarded a $25,000 in competitive grants to five artists. ArtsAccelerator is an incentive grant for visual artists who are at a critical juncture in their career.
ArtsMemphis provides five grants of $5,000 each to visual artists from Shelby County to enhance the artist’s overall work or career. By supporting individual artists we are able to provide real and accessible support for new work, signal to visual artists that Memphis values their contributions to our region, attract and retain a vibrant creative class in Memphis and contribute to the visibility of our artistic community as a whole, both regionally and nationally.
This year we had a record number of 96 applicants which were judged by three distinguished judges from outside of the MidSouth area. Sally Frater is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas. Juan Logan is an artist from Belmont, North Carolina and has shown extensively nationally and internationally. Roseann Weiss is Director of Artist and Community Initiatives at The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) of St. Louis.
AutoZone and ArtsMemphis invite arts organizations interested in the ArtsZone grant program to submit a Letter of Intent by April 17, 2017
ArtsZone is the AutoZone arts funding program administered by ArtsMemphis. ArtsZone strengthens the Memphis community by combining AutoZone’s commitment to excellence and enrichment in the arts with ArtsMemphis’ grantmaking support and knowledge. Funding generally supports programs or program operations. Funding is determined by a grant panel composed of AutoZone representatives.
How to Apply
Submit a Letter of Intent through this Google Form. Please fill out this form completely in order to be eligible. Your application will not be accessible after you submit this form. Please keep your responses in a separate word document for your own records.
Who is eligible for ArtsZone funding?
501(c)(3) organizations in the Greater Memphis area with an arts focus, a minimum three-year history of presenting quality arts projects and an active Board of Directors.