Total loan: $2,000
Memphis, TN, United States / Entertainment
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A loan helped the MEMFOLK team finance their experiential art space, City of Blues.
MEMFOLK was created in 2017 as we sat down in a studio apartment talking about art exhibits we’d traveled to, the local Memphis artists we loved, and experiences we had in our hometowns. We’re both southern born and raised (from Birmingham, AL and Jackson, MS) so if you offer us unsweetened tea, we gon’ be as salty as our grits. We consider ourselves Memphians-by-choice and that influenced the name “MEMFOLK” because of the shared geography and influences of the city, Memphis, and “folk” as a nod to our folklorist approach of capturing urban perspectives. In our travels we are often one of the few black women in creative spaces such as galleries or museums, so it fuels our passion for developing ways to create access for urban communities.