ArtsMemphis is an arts fundraising organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the region's cultural community. We raise funds to ensure excellence in the arts and build a vibrant cultural community for everyone. Founded in 1963 by a group of Memphians who wanted to ensure that vibrant and diverse local arts offerings would be sustained, ArtsMemphis is now one of the largest United Arts Fund in the entire country. Last year, ArtsMemphis provided more than $4 million in arts funding for the community. These funds are used to provide operating and project support for 27 performing and visual arts organizations, grants for more than 50 additional cultural projects, and support for our Arts for Children & Teachers (ACT) arts education program in the Memphis City Schools.