We are an arts-centered, community and economic development organization. Memphis Artists for Change (MAC) weaves arts into the creation of opportunities for community-sanctioned change in underserved neighborhoods.
Tameka Daniel (Greer) founded MAC in 2012 with the goal of empowering communities to embrace their identity. She realized that the artists in her network could lead community service initiatives. She encouraged artists and partnering organizations to collaborate and help fulfill community goals. As a group, they determined that the areas of focus would be to lessen the impacts of poverty and assist families in need.
MAC’s first volunteer event was at the Buckman Boys and Girls Club, where we served breakfast to approximately 80 youth. That year we presented the Buckman Boys and Girls Club with over $2000 in toys and gifts for several families via their Christmas program and Memphis Artists for Change had begun its path in creating a positive impact.
Since its founding, MAC has volunteered thousands of service hours at the MidSouth Food Bank, furnished homes of families transitioning from homelessness, and provided hundreds of families with food assistance. MAC has awarded grant funding for small neighborhood organizations and individuals in need and has supported other non-profit organizations via service hours.
Since its inception, Memphis Artists for Change has evolved from a service-based organization to an entity that addresses environmental injustice in concert with the communities in which we serve.
MAC received recognition as a tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, on December 30, 2016.