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The UrbanArt Commission is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization (IRS EIN 62-1791387) registered with national grant making programs. UrbanArt’s federal CAGE code is 4NTD6 and the D&B D-U-N-S Number is 14-674-5711.

Your tax-deductible financial contribution to UrbanArt will help support our mission to enhance the cultural vibrancy of the Memphis community through the development of public art.  Donations are used to support three specific areas of UrbanArt’s work: our community mural program, professional development efforts for local artists, and curatorial projects. Interested in volunteer opportunities? Visit the 'Volunteer' tab to the left or click here: Volunteer.

Murals: UrbanArt strives to alleviate blighted cityscapes that contribute to the dilapidation of many Memphis neighborhoods through the UrbanArt Community Mural Program.  The objective of this program is to initiate a new model of public art production by emphasizing community engagement in an effort to reclaim the many derelict streetscapes of Memphis using murals.  By revitalizing the forlorn public spaces of our city, UrbanArt creates a nurturing environment that is able to more effectively foster sustainable communities. 

Education: UrbanArt hosts a variety of professional development lectures and workshops for local artists throughout the year. Workshop and lecture topics range from information about best practices of applying for commissions to financial and business tools for developing a public art career. Your support of UrbanArt’s professional development program supports the work of Memphis artists and the vitality of our city’s cultural ecology at large.

Curatorial Projects: Donations to UrbanArt’s curatorial projects help support projects like Curious Pictures, a series of outdoor video art installations of work by local artists.  These video vignettes are projected onto various buildings around Memphis to bring life to our cityscape and demonstrate the possibilities and potential of new media art within the public realm.  Such curatorial projects give UrbanArt the ability to introduce new, innovative forms of public art to the Memphis community.

Join ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission in supporting UrbanArt and our Public Art Community Outreach Program. To make a charitable gift towards the completion of any of the above programs, or to support the cause overall, please donate online or email Lauren Kennedy (lkennedy [at] urbanartcommission [dot] org), Executive Director, direct phone line 901.552.3934.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.