The multidisciplinary residency program is one component of Crosstown Arts, a non-profit, contemporary arts center in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to the residency program, the organization operates several exhibition and performance spaces, a dedicated listening room for music performance, a shared art-making workspace, an after-school program, a café/bar and a 410-seat black box theater. Crosstown Arts manages an expansive schedule of ongoing art/music-related events and programming. For more information about the organization, go to crosstownarts.org.
Memphis, Tennessee, is a city of approximately 650,000 people, with over 1.3 million people living in the greater metropolitan area. Located in the heart of the American South, Memphis is in the southwest corner of the state, bordered to the west by the Mississippi River. With strong roots as a scrappy, gritty river town, Memphis is known as a raw, authentic and remarkably southern city, with an extraordinary Civil Rights history and legendary role in the influence of soul, blues and rock and roll music. For geographic context, New Orleans is a six-hour drive due south, and Chicago is an eight-hour drive due north. Getting to Memphis is easy via car, train, bus or plane (Memphis International Airport - MEM).
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