StoryBoard Memphis is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
StoryBoard Memphis’s mission is to connect Memphis’s authentic assets.
As a multimedia producer (online and in-print articles, podcasts and a streaming television program), our core business is to provide intimate looks into Memphis as one of the world’s centers of cultural influence and innovation. We produce in-depth, immersive and long-form feature stories on local arts, culture, history and community. We explore how Memphis history informs our present and future, and we present intimate portraits of the individuals and organizations hard at work aspiring to and seeing the city through to its possibilities. We champion the city’s authentic assets, build bridges between communities and connect past to present
StoryBoard Memphis works towards this mission through a quarterly print publication, a weekly e-newsletter, online publications, podcasts, a (in-development) streaming television show, and projects dedicated to in-depth coverage of local arts, history, and culture in partnership with arts and community organizations.
Art and storytelling engage the public awareness and can change the public conscience. These forms are important to cultural vitality and vibrancy of our cities. At a time when these factors are more important than ever, Memphis, like so many cities and regions across the country, faces deficits in in-depth coverage of the local arts, culture and creative communities due to the continuing downsizing of local newsrooms. The arts are a fundamental component of a healthy, thriving community, both for the local economy and the life of the city, and we count on arts coverage, writing and storytelling to connect art to audience in support this virtual part of our community. StoryBoard Memphis aims to make these connections and address these gaps.