Artist Emergency Fund


Artist Emergency Fund

ArtsMemphis, in partnership with Music Export Memphis, through the Artist Emergency Fund has provided more than $487,000 in COVID-19 relief funding to over 640 Memphis and Shelby County artists from April to October 2020.  This funding was made possible by the City of Memphis CARES Act funds, the Kresge Foundation, the Assisi Foundation, the Hyde Family Foundation, and other generous donors.

The Artist Emergency Fund has been closed.  At this time, additional funding for another phase of relief funding is not available. 


Looking for the other City of Memphis CARES Funding partners?

  • Click here for MIFA's Relief Program for utility assistance and rent or mortgage assistance.
  • Click here for Welcome to Memphis' relief fund for hospitality service employees who have been furloughed or laid off.
  • Click here for Memphis Black Business Association’s relief fund for Personal Care Professionals. 


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Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact the Artist Emergency Fund Line at ArtsMemphis (901) 341-0409 or email [email protected].

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