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 will reopen on September 27, 2021.



  • Opens: Monday, September 27, 2021
  • Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021 at 5pm
  • Subsequent applications will be reviewed every two weeks until funds run out.



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Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact the Artist Emergency Fund Line at ArtsMemphis (901) 682-4701 or email [email protected].

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