EIN 27-1876711

Crosstown Arts

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The organization will design a vision for the revitalization of the "Crosstown" neighborhood in memphis, Tennessee through the recapture and reuse of the former sears Crosstown building as a vertical urban village that would inlcude a unique blend of ...
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Program areas at Crosstown Arts

Crosstown Arts manages a variety of exhibition spaces that include over 5,000 square feet of gallery space in multiple locations. The exhibition program hosts a diverse range of memphis-based and national/international visual artists, and includes a deliberate mix of individual and group shows curated and organized by individuals and/or other Arts organizations, often with a focus on interconnecting artists and content from varied backgrounds. Exhibitions range from highly curated shows by professional artists who work in complex and compelling subject matter to open-call shows that welcome a broad scope of participants working at any level of expertise. All visual art exhibitions are free and open to the public with 100% of all art sales going directly to the exhibiting artist(s). Crosstown Arts manages a variety of performance spaces for live music that include a small, intimate venue for audiences of up to 125 people, as well as a black-box theater for audiences of up to 400 people. Crosstown Arts' music programming focuses on live performances by memphis-based musicians, as well as nationally and internationally renowned touring musicians seeking to perform in these extraordinarily intimate venues, which were designed to provide a premiere sonic experience for the audience. The theater is equipped with state-of-the-art audio and a dcp digital projection system that supports Crosstown Arts' arthouse film programming, which includes collaborative live music scores for film screenings.
Crosstown Arts creates a wide range of public programming in and around Crosstown concourse to help revitalize memphis' Crosstown neighborhood. This public programming includes ongoing free, large-scale public events throughout the year in Crosstown concourse's outdoor public plaza and indoor public atrium spaces, as well as at the Crosstown arts-owned and operated art bar and cafe, which provide craft cocktails and coffee/pastries in quiet settings that are intentionally designed to foster conversation and connectivity, often in the context of art/music shows happening in the nearby galleries and live music venues. Public events at Crosstown Arts are attended by thousands of people throughout the year.
Crosstown Arts manages a variety of multidisciplinary and collaborative production spaces that are the core elements of the residency program, which hosts over 60 memphis-based and visiting artists and musicians, working in any medium, each year. The residency program offers accepted residents the gift of uninterrupted time and space to work on their creative projects by providing studio work spaces, separate individual and family residential housing via on-site apartments, and meals, at no cost to residents. These artists, musicians, composers, photographers, filmmakers, writers, and dancers are able to spend dedicated time on their work, in whatever capacity they choose, while participating in the residency program. No exhibitions or performances are required of the residents, but they are invited to share their work through artist talks and a public open studio night during each residency session.participants in the residency program have access to production resources and facilities that include a full-scale woodshop, a cnc machine, a laser cutter, large-format digital printers, high-end scanners, digital labs with all major music/sound/design/video editing software, screen printing, and more. These production resources are also available to any non-resident artists and musicians in memphis for a low monthly fee.

Grants made by Crosstown Arts

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Memphis Center for Food and FaithThe Memphis Center for Food and Faith, Inc. Promotes Education and Action To Better Connect Local Restaurants and Community Food Suppliers To Local Farms and Other Community-Based, Food Sourcing-Related Economic Development.$162,300

Who funds Crosstown Arts

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Christian Community Foundation of Memphis and the Mid-SouthProgram Support$2,614,549
Community Foundation of Greater MemphisGeneral Operational Support$455,000
Kemmons Wilson Family FoundationGeneral - Operating$166,000
...and 1 more grant received

Personnel at Crosstown Arts

Christopher MinerManaging Director and Co - Founder$94,455
Tom EdwardsDirector of Operations
Jazmin MillerTheater Director
Justin Elliott ThompsonDirector of Film and Video Production
Steven Michael BlackTechnical Manager
...and 12 more key personnel

Financials for Crosstown Arts

RevenuesFYE 04/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,351,514
Program services$1,337,911
Investment income and dividends$512,736
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-126,584
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$254,725
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-383,393
Miscellaneous revenues$-719,122
Total revenues$4,227,787

Form 990s for Crosstown Arts

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-042021-04-13990View PDF
2019-042021-02-19990View PDF
2019-042020-11-19990View PDF
2018-042020-09-16990View PDF
2018-042019-05-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $2,614,549 from Christian Community Foundation of Memphis and the Mid-South
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
April 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
September 23, 2020
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
August 8, 2020
Updated personnel
Identified 12 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
State / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
1350 Concourse Ave No 280
Memphis, TN 38104
Metro area
Memphis, TN-MS-AR
Shelby County, TN
Website URL
(901) 507-8030
Facebook page
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A25: Arts Education, Schools of Art
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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