StoryBoard Memphis is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to be the multimedia resource for news, information, entertainment and education in Memphis arts, culture, and community, championing the city’s authentic assets and building bridges between communities. StoryBoard Memphis works towards this mission through a quarterly print publication, a weekly e-newsletter, online publications, and projects dedicated to in-depth coverage of local arts, history, and culture in partnership with 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.