ArtsMemphis, in partnership with Music Export Memphis, has an Artist Emergency Fund to support individuals within the sector who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is meant to assist:
Artists may request funding to compensate for work that was scheduled or contracted and cancelled or lost; documentation required. Funding requests should be related to gigs, contracts or employment that have been cancelled (not just postponed) since March 1, 2020 due to COVID-19. Currently, the fund is not available to compensate for potential future loss of business or income.
Para artistas en el Condado de Shelby que solo hablan español y necesitan ayuda de con la traducción de la aplicación, por favor enviar un correo electrónico a [email protected] con el siguiente título de mensaje: “Spanish translation help needed”. ArtsMemphis los conectara con un voluntario que les ayudara con la aplicación en español.
Grant applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly rolling basis until funds are depleted.
If you have questions regarding music applicant eligibility, please contact Music Export Memphis at [email protected]
If you have questions, please contact Colleen McCartney at ArtsMemphis at [email protected] or (901) 578-2787.
Applicants who are receiving unemployment should consider how receipt of a grant payment might affect your unemployment payments prior to submitting your application. Visit https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment/manage-my-benefits-redirect/certify-weekly.html for more information.
If this is the first time you are using the ArtsMemphis Grant Platform, please visit our Grant Application Platform page for video and written tutorials on creating your account, applying for funding opportunities, understanding your applicant dashboard.
This funding is made possible by: the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, Assisi Foundation, Crosstown Arts, Hyde Family Foundation, Kresge Foundation and many individual donors.
If you have questions, please contact our Grants and Initiatives Department:
Tracy Lauritzen Wright, Chief Operating Officer [email protected]
Colleen McCartney, Grants and Initiatives Manager [email protected]
ArtsMemphis (901) 578-2787