COVID-19 Resources

Artistik Approach at Artspace Lofts
photo: Alyssa Kelley

COVID-19 Information & Resources

Stay tuned to ArtsMemphis via social media and email for the latest on opportunities and information related to COVID-19 and the arts. 

This page is intended to offer assistance and informational resources to arts and culture organizations. Please refer to guidelines and orders issued by the Shelby County Health Department and/or the City of Memphis and Shelby County for official direction.

We know the evolving situation and decisions you have had to make continue to be extremely difficult. Getting unrestricted dollars to arts organizations and artists and serving as a resource for the arts community will remain our priority.


Artist Emergency Fund

ArtsMemphis has established an Artist Emergency Fund to help self-employed artists of all arts disciplines (visual art, literary arts, dance, music, film, theater) and artists employed/contracted by nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Shelby County recover from lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or opportunities (such as a commission, performance, contract, etc.), or due to layoff or furlough due to COVID-19 precautionary measures.

This Emergency Fund is made possible through the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund and other ArtsMemphis donors including the Assisi Foundation of Memphis.

Impact Surveys

Please take the time to complete these surveys to tell us how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting your work in Shelby County.

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Here is a working list of frequently updated resources to find information for arts and culture organizations. Please contact ArtsMemphis if you have resources you would like us to include. Resources are updated weekly.




Art Organization Support

Individual Artist Support 


Administration & Arts


Health Resources

3/23/20 - COVID-19 Update from Mayor Strickland: Safer at Home Executive Order


Wash your hands! Download these famous Stax songs and make handwashing FUN! 


Thank you to partner organizations who have helped share resources, including Americans for the Arts, ArtUp, Epicenter, Momentum Nonprofit Partners and Tennessee Arts Commission.

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