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MMI on Live at 9!

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MMIxTape Live: Songs for the Future of Memphis Music is fast approaching! This morning, our Director of Grantmaking and Capacity Building, Rychetta Watkins, spent a few minutes chatting with Channel 3’s Live at 9 news team about Thursday’s event. She also shared insights about some of the pressing challenges Memphis’ arts community has faced in […]

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Authoring Their Futures: The 2020 MMI Works Intern Scholarship Essays

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This year, we learned to get comfortable with change. When it became apparent that our MMI Works summer program wouldn’t be happening in person, our fearless team leaders quickly and carefully adapted the program to the virtual world. But while a few pieces of the MMI Works puzzle have changed, most have not. At its […]

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MMI Survey: Short-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Local Grassroots and Community Arts Organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Short-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Local Grassroots and Community Arts Organizations As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to disrupt Memphis-area businesses across every sector, local grassroots and nonprofit arts organizations are struggling to find ways to deliver programming, pay staff, and continue daily operations. Memphis Music Initiative (MMI), a leading music engagement […]

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