The Collective
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Non-profit black arts organization Elevating black artist, Empowering black communities, and Shifting the culture of memphis.

ELEVATE BLACK ARTIST.

EMPOWER BLACK COMMUNITIES.

SHIFT THE CULTURE OF MEMPHIS

THE COLLECTIVE

WHAT WE DO...

The CLTV is dedicated to providing a platform for African American artists. Through art-based programming for youth, emerging black artists, and art economy infrastructure, we work to bring expression, hope, and economic opportunities to Black Memphis.

WHY WE DO IT...

We believe Black artists have a unique perspective towards art and towards community, and our cities benefit from better understanding those perspectives. We believe those perspectives require a platform and a megaphone. We believe art education is critical to helping our young people understand WHO THEY ARE by giving them ways to express themselves as well as tools/skills for job creation. We believe by empowering both our artists and the communities they serve, we will begin to shift the culture of Memphis towards positive growth and strength.