The Collective

Elevate Black Artists

Create a foundation for artistic development, infrastructure expansion, and social impact of Black artists in Memphis 

 
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Artist Development

Artist development includes creative and professional development as well as artist residency opportunities.

 Artist Kenneth Wayne Alexander

Artist Kenneth Wayne Alexander

Creative Development

Work with your skin folk in round table, critique, and work-shopping opportunities to build out thoughtful, relevant, and compelling with your people.

 Writer Jordyn

Writer Jordyn

Professional Development

Work through the business side of being an artist (the less sexy work that comes with being a creative): taxes, budgeting, fine tuning applications/resumes/C/Vs, marketing and branding.

 Musician Rex Allen

Musician Rex Allen

Residency

Work through projects with studio space and a stipend, while finding ways to use your art to uplift our community.

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Platform Development

Build a platform to support Black artists and their creations through in-house exhibitions, partnership opportunities, and community proposed events.

 Musician Cameron Bethany

Musician Cameron Bethany

In-house

Perform in our in-house exhibitions, showcases, and concerts that are created monthly. Focusing on brilliant emerging Black creative talent, The CLTV has created a consistent space for relevant and inspiring works by local Black artists in every medium.

 Work by Siphne Sylve

Work by Siphne Sylve

Partnerships

Partner to make space creative content and programming that resonates with the majority (Black folks, for those wypipo who might be unaware) of Memphis.

 Artists Eso and Nubia Yasin

Artists Eso and Nubia Yasin

Community

Create your own show in The CLTV space. We can’t do our work properly with a monolithic view on the Black experience in Memphis, so we need you to host a show or two in the space.