UrbanArt Commission

Memphis, TN   |  www.uacmem.org

Mission

UAC creates opportunities for artists and neighborhoods to connect and shape spaces through public art.

Ruling year info

1999

Principal Officer

Lauren Kennedy

Main address

422 North Cleveland Street

Memphis, TN 38104 USA

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EIN

62-1791387

NTEE code info

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

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City of Memphis' Percent-for-Art Program

The City of Memphis passed an ordinance in 2002 to dedicate a percentage of capital improvement dollars annually to the creation of public art. Since the inception of the program, UAC has contracted with the City of Memphis to manage this program on their behalf and developed specific guidelines with the city to direct how these public dollars are spent. UAC recommends public art projects to pursue each year based on the city's budget allocation and oversees the projects through the design, fabrication, installation and ongoing maintenance. Project management includes convening selection committees around each project, contracting with artists, obtaining necessary permissions and managing various stakeholders' expectations and parameters.

Population(s) Served

Hustle is a free professional development series for local artists offered monthly in partnership with ArtsMemphis and Crosstown Arts.

Population(s) Served

Developed in partnership with the Memphis Convention and Visitors' Bureau, UAC has installed 10 I Love Memphis murals across the city. The partner organizations are now excited to continue developing new projects around town.

Population(s) Served

UAC also facilitates public art project for a variety of private clients including community organizations, private developers, and neighborhood associations. As with the City of Memphis' Percent-for-Art program, UAC receives a management fee for these projects and oversees the convening of different stakeholders, design, and installation of projects.

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Affiliations & memberships

Americans for the Arts 2003

Alliance for NonProfit Excellence 2011

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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UAC aspires for art to be integral to a thriving and equitable Memphis. For this to be true, UAC believes that artists must be supported in advancing their careers and recognized as creative problem solvers, and the people most directly impacted by arts programming must be involved in identifying the goals and structures of those programs. UAC recognizes that our work is one component of a larger arts ecosystem in Memphis and that strategic and thoughtful partnerships across organizations and sectors must be in place to realize this vision.  In June 2018, the UAC board formally adopted a new five-year strategic plan to support the mission and vision of the organization. The goals outlined in that plan are: to increase the number of Memphis-based artists with the capacity to participate in public art; increase visibility and connections to public art in neighborhoods across the city through sustained reciprocal relationships; and expand the scope of public art produced by UAC across the city.

Strategies and objectives that support the goals of UAC are broken out between the three key functions of our work: programming, engagement and commissions. For each goal, UAC is exploring new strategies across each of these functions that include augmenting and shifting existing practices as well as creating new practices. Strategies in 2019 include expanding communications for artists and residents supporting greater awareness and connection to our programs and resources available, formalizing feedback opportunities to continually improve the project development process, and exploring new platforms for public art such as event-based and temporary projects.

UAC provides expert services in the development of art in public spaces. Working with a variety of clients and stakeholders, we oversee site details and permissions, contracting with artists, facilitating design and installation of projects and make maintenance recommendations.

Financials

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UrbanArt Commission

Board of directors
as of 01/03/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ed Wallis

Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox PC

Term: 2017 - 2019

Harley Steffens

Evans Petree

Russ Wigginton

Rhodes College

Ed Wallis

Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox PC

Desiree Lyles Wallace

Bayer Healthcare

Kojo McLennon

Gerber Taylor

Lee Morris

Kemmons Wilson Foundation

Rachel Knox

Innovate Memphis

Mary Haizlip

Haizlip Studios

Chantal Drake

Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Amelia Thompson

Ballet Memphis

Natalie Chamoun

First Tennesee

Joel Parsons

Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College

Nefertiti Orrin