CULTIVATING CREATIVITY TOGETHER.
The Collective is dedicated to providing a platform for African American artists.
Create space for artistic development, infrastructure expansion, and social impact of Black artists in Memphis
Develop art based community spaces, with neighborhood specific programs and projects, to give artists the tools necessary to ethically engage with community.
Provide current information and creative content that resonates with Black artists and their communities.
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.