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--FOR ARTISTS ONLY--
This fall, the historic Clayborn Temple will be reborn. As we search for potential new long-term uses for this property, we want to bring it back to life as a place of conversation, cultural expression and exchange, performance, and possibility. We need the help of the Memphis arts community to make that happen.
For decades, Clayborn Temple was the hub of discourse and action for the Memphis Civil Rights Movement. For the decades since, it has been boarded up, abandoned, and vandalized.
In this meeting, we’re inviting members of Memphis’ various arts communities to come share their ideas with us. If you have a specific idea for an exhibit, dance or theater piece, lecture, music performance, public artwork, or other kind of creative project that help answer these questions, we’d love to hear it and find a way to make it happen. Siphne Sylve will help moderate the discussion and keep things moving.
How we can program the Temple in a way that is respectful of its sacred history while responding to modern Memphis? And how can we redevelop the Clayborn in a way that is equitable, sustainable, and financially viable for another generation?
Our goals for this meeting:
--Introduce artists to Clayborn Temple
--Open the call for suggestions and events
--Hear recommendations for terms that would make the space conducive to the Memphis artist community
--Build calendar of events
--Recruit part-time staff and volunteers
Food and drinks will be provided.