ArtsMemphis
575 S. Mendenhall
Memphis TN 38117
Contact Information
Address 575 S. Mendenhall
Memphis, TN 38117
Telephone 901 578.2787
E-mail Erouse@artsmemphis.org
Mission Statement
Here at ArtsMemphis, we’re working to sustain Memphis’ world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthen local communities through the arts.
Web and Social Media
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Other ways to Donate, Support, or Volunteer
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Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Elizabeth Rouse
Board Chair Mrs. Lucy Lee
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1963
Former Names
NameYear
Greater Memphis Arts Council2007
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,900,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,900,000.00
Statements
Mission
Here at ArtsMemphis, we’re working to sustain Memphis’ world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthen local communities through the arts.
Background

Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

To sustain Memphis' world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthen local communities through the arts.

Grant-Makers

In fiscal year 2016, we awarded nearly $3 million in funding to 68 arts organizations and 20 individuals. Our grants are more than just a check in the mail. We provide our grantees with mentoring, oversight, promotion, and advocacy.

Arts Promoters

We encourage engagement in the arts across the city. Explore our online cultural calendar to find out all the diverse arts events happening everyday.

Arts Advocates

We amplify the impact of the arts in our city. 

Important Facts

  • ArtsMemphis was founded by volunteer community leaders in 1963
  • We are one of the nation's largest united arts funds
  • In fiscal year 2016, we awarded nearly $3 million in funding to 68 arts organizations and 20 individuals.
  • We've allocated over $40 million to arts and culture over the last 10 years
  • Every dollar we raise helps us support local arts organizations and individual artists
  • Our region's nonprofit arts groups are a major economic driver -- they support more than 4,000 local jobs, and they generate $15 million per year in revenue for local and state governments
Impact

Key Stats and Facts

  • ArtsMemphis was founded by volunteer community leaders in 1963.
  • We are one of the nation's largest United Arts Funds and were ranked 7th largest United Arts Funds campaign for the most recent fiscal year surveyed (2015).
  • In fiscal year 2017, we awarded grants to 72 arts organizations and 8 individual artists.
  • We've invested over $40 million into local arts and culture in the last ten years.
  • Every dollar we raise helps us support local arts groups and artists.
  • The groups and programs we support reach more than 1.5 million audience members, including 200,000 Shelby County students.
  • Our region's nonprofit arts groups support more than 6,000 local jobs and generate over $20 million per year in government revenue.
  • The Arts and Economic Prosperity V study showed that Shelby County's nonprofit arts industry accounts for nearly $200 million in annual spending and sustains the equivalent of more than 6,000 local jobs.
Needs Transformational Grant-Making
In fiscal year 2016, we awarded nearly $3 million in funding to 68 arts organizations and 20 individuals. Our grants are more than just a check in the mail. We provide our grantees with mentoring, oversight, promotion, and advocacy.
  • $1.5 million Operating Grants
  • $1.05 million Donor-Designated Grants
  • $280,000 Enhancement Grants
  • $100,000 Community-Led Arts Grants to Revitalize Neighborhoods
  • $40,000 Funds to Make the Arts Accessible to Everyone
  • $17,000 Individual Artist Support

Widening & Deepening Our Impact
ArtsMemphis oversees a number of resources and programs that strengthen our city's cultural assets in ways that go far beyond financial support

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
TN
TN - Shelby County
Shelby County, Tennessee
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Lucy Lee
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Oct 2017 to June 2019
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mr. Patrick Danehy
Company Affiliation NewSouth Capital Management
Term Oct 2017 to
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Oscar Adams SVP, Trading Strategies Group, Vining Sparks
Bo Allen West Tennessee Region President, First Tennessee Bank
Jennie Anderson VP Store Operations Support, Customer Satisfaction, AutoZone
Greg Baudoin Owner, Greg Baudoin Interior Design
C. David Biggers, Jr. Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office
Terry Browne
Bill Carkeet Principal/CEO, Oden
Kate Connell Gilliland Investments
Robert Craddock Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Maysey Craddock Artist
Pat Danehy Principal, Client Communications, NewSouth Capital Management
Michael Drake
Jon Ernst Vice President/General Manager of Foodservice Business, International Paper
Greg Fletcher Attorney, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
Trow Gillespie President, NewSouth Capital Management, Inc.
Martin Hand Chief Donor Officer, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Whitney Hardy
Wilton D. "Chick" Hill Retired
Bruce Hopkins West Tennessee Region Chairman, First Tennessee Bank
Pitt Hyde Chairman & CEO, Pittco Management, LLC
L. R. Jalenak Jr.Retired Chairman, Cleo, Inc.
Lucy Lee Community Volunteer
Gretchen McLennon Program Director for Authentic Assets and Communications, Hyde Family Foundations
Jon Moorehead Audit Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Reginald R. Paige, Sr. Associate General Counsel, Evergreen Packaging Inc.
Ashley Patterson In-House Trial Counsel, FedEx
John Pettey
Peter Pettit
Anne Stokes Community Volunteer
Kathy Gale Uhlhorn Community Volunteer
Ron Walter President & General Manager, WREG-TV Channel 3
Russ Wigginton Vice President for External Programs, Rhodes College
Jimmie Williams SVP & CFO, Belz Enterprises
Gary Wunderlich CEO, Wunderlich Securities
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 77
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 24
Female 10
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 58
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Executive
Nominating
Finance
Endowment
Nominating
Distributions / Grant Making
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Elizabeth Rouse
Email erouse@artsmemphis.org
Experience

As President and Chief Executive Officer of ArtsMemphis, Elizabeth Rouse oversees the organization’s support of the local arts community through programs and funding, including donating $3 million to 68 arts organizations and 20 individual artists in 2016. Rouse joined ArtsMemphis in 2006 and served as Chief Development Officer and Chief Operating Officer before assuming the lead role this year. She is a Leadership Memphis alum and a member of the Greater Memphis Chamber board of directors.

Staff
Full Time Staff 7
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 99
Contractors 1
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2017
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description Founded in 1963, ArtsMemphis advocates and raises funds for the arts, playing a key role in strengthening the local arts community, acting as a mentor, connector and convener in addition to providing financial support.
In fiscal year 2016, we awarded nearly $3 million in funding to 68 arts organizations and 20 individuals. Our grants are more than just a check in the mail. We provide our grantees with mentoring, oversight, promotion, and advocacy.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Budget $3,300,000.00
Short Term Success In fiscal year 2016, we awarded nearly $3 million in funding to 68 arts organizations and 20 individuals. Our grants are more than just a check in the mail. We provide our grantees with mentoring, oversight, promotion, and advocacy.
Long Term Success In fiscal year 2016, we awarded nearly $3 million in funding to 68 arts organizations and 20 individuals. Our grants are more than just a check in the mail. We provide our grantees with mentoring, oversight, promotion, and advocacy.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $2,900,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,900,000.00
Endowment Value $18,864,273.00
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,960,363$1,695,705$1,419,089
Government Contributions$180,285$170,285$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$180,285$170,285$0
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$63,615$98,981$173,038
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$301,189$132,847$1,139,434
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,349,874$2,225,853$1,110,323
Administration Expense$405,255$416,361$512,438
Fundraising Expense$528,226$700,149$764,835
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.770.651.16
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%67%47%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue25%38%54%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$19,272,517$21,502,109$23,111,289
Current Assets$1,392,933$1,058,566$1,450,623
Long-Term Liabilities$5,685,250$6,436,004$6,315,905
Current Liabilities$475,467$194,855$1,130,850
Total Net Assets$13,111,800$14,871,250$15,664,534
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.935.431.28
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets29%30%27%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose Endowment
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit
TN State Solicitation LetterView
Address 575 S. Mendenhall
Memphis, TN 38117
Primary Phone 901 578.2787
Contact Email Erouse@artsmemphis.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Elizabeth Rouse
Board Chair Mrs. Lucy Lee
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer

 

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