Memphis nonprofits

The MMI Emergency Relief Fund Artist Interviews: Aliyah and Maya

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Welcome to the fifth and final installment of MMI’s Emergency Relief Fund Artist Interview series! Today, MMI Works student intern Maya and Relief Fund recipient Aliyah chat about Aliyah’s musical work—an aria titled “opera nera: il retrogrado (Black Opera: The Retrograde).” The piece utilizes expressionistic techniques to highlight her experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. Aliyah’s […]

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MMI Presents MMIxTape Live!

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In December, MMI hosted our first-ever virtual fundraising arts showcase, MMIxTape Live! It was an evening full of community, good vibes, and amazing art. Now, you can watch the show (minus headliner Cedric Burnside) on our brand-new YouTube channel! You can click the image to watch a shortened version of MMIxTape Live on YouTube. The […]

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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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An Open Letter: Memphis Nonprofits Demand Action

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The following open letter was written in response to the recent deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and so many others. It has been signed by leaders in the Memphis nonprofit community, with the aim of highlighting systemic oppression and amplifying the demands heard on streets across the nation.   Click here to view as […]

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