Partner Spotlight: Urban Art Commission

Urban Art Commission is a Memphis-based nonprofit organization whose mission is “creating opportunities for artists and neighborhoods to connect and shape spaces through public art.” They are responsible for many of the public art and murals that have been popping up in public spaces around Memphis. If you are a Memphis resident, you may have seen such works as the ones shown below.

UAC is currently on the search for local artists to be displayed in a series of exhibits. From their correspondence:

“We recently released an art call for our Movable Collection, which is an opportunity for any artists in the Memphis-Metropolitan area to have their studio work purchased to be part of a city-owned art collection that will be installed in branches of the Memphis Public Library. We’re interested in purchasing a diverse body of work (professional artists, emerging artists, designers, and crafters all encouraged to apply), and our selection committee is open to pieces priced up to $5,000.

We are committed to equity and inclusion in our work, and people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, differently-abled and neurodiverse persons, indigenous peoples, youth, seniors, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.”

If you are a local Memphis artist and are interested in being a part of this project, you can find more information (including the application) here.

For more information on Urban Arts Commission, visit their website, or contact them directly.