Our Mission

The A.R.T.S. Initiative's mission will be to utilize the dynamic power of the A.R.T.S. to make a positive change for artists and the community with the ultimate creative spaces/events for creative freedom.

Our Vision: Artists & Community. To aspire, reach, teach and showcase artists for community enhancement.

Our Core Values: Aspire, Reach, Teach and Showcase.


Aspire artists to express their artistic freedom.


Reach artists beyond the traditional artistic expression.


Teach artists to diversify and expand their artistic horizon.


Showcase artists who have tapped into their artistic inspiration.

Meet the awesome team behind The A.R.T.S. Initiative, Inc. We’re bridging the gap between the artists and community for the ultimate experiences!

Board of Directors

De-Mi Woodfork

Board Chairman

Robin Kenny
Board Director

Dr. Ramone Smith
Board Director

Executive Board

De-Mi Woodfork

Executive Director

Kimberly Kenny

Deputy Director

Ryan Westwood

Marketing & PR Director

Trevor Robinson
Finance Director


Human Resources Director

Charles Taylor
Creative Director

Cortez Gilliams

CG Productions Director

Reginald Smith
Memphis Metro Fashion Week Director

Culinary Director

Kris Green

No Filter. Just Art.™ Director


Digital Media Director


Convention Services Director

Programming Director

Party On

Are you looking to expand your resume and experience!? Then join our team as we work toward making a community change through the A.R.T.S.!