Artist Emergency Fund

Artistik Approach at Artspace Lofts
photo: Alyssa Kelley

Artist Emergency Fund

ArtsMemphis, in partnership with Music Export Memphis and Memphis Music Initiative, provided Artist Emergency Funding from April 1 to June 17, 2020 to individuals within the sector who lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


The Application is now CLOSED.


As of June 17, 2020 more than $306,000 has been distributed to more than 420 artists of all disciplines through ArtsMemphis and Music Export Memphis.  If additional funding becomes available, we will announce the re-opened grant opportunity via social media and our ArtistInfo newsletter. 

To make sure you receive the latest information on grant opportunities for artists, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@ArtsMemphis) and subscribe to our newsletter by clicking the SUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of this page and select “GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUALS” when registering.


Funding for this grant was made possible by: the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis COVID-19 Regional Response FundAssisi FoundationCrosstown ArtsHyde Family FoundationKresge Foundation and many individual donors. 


Contact Us

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

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