Artist Emergency Fund


Artist Emergency Fund

ArtsMemphis, in partnership with Music Export Memphis, through the Artist Emergency Fund has facilitated more than $629,000 in COVID-19 relief funding to over 782 Memphis and Shelby County artists from April 2020 to October 2021.  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.

In 2021, funding for the Artist Emergency Fund is provided through the Arts Recovery Fund, supported by Belz Foundation, Hyde Family Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and individual donors.


The Artist Emergency Fund is now closed. 



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