ArtsAccess Program

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Everyone should be able to experience the arts.

The ArtsAccess Program

ArtsAccess BrochureThe purpose of the ArtsAccess program is to make the arts available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.  The ArtsAccess program makes that possible thanks to the generous participation of more than 20 local arts groups, who provide free admission for those who face financial barriers.

How to Use Your ArtsAccess Card

Pick up a brochure at ArtsMemphis or at one of the participating ArtsAccess distribution partners. Check out the list of upcoming performances and exhibitions that are free to ArtsAccess Cardholders.  Or, for the most up-to-date list of ArtsAccess programming, click here for a filtered version of our online events calendar that shows only ArtsAccess events.  (Be sure to review the conditions listed below.)

Please Note: For Memphis Symphony Orchestra performances visit their website for updated locations. 

Rules and Conditions

  • Tickets for events are limited, so you may not always get to attend the event you choose.
  • You may reserve up to 4 tickets per family using an ArtsAccess card.
  • To reserve tickets, call the organization offering the event.
  • Claim your tickets at least 20 minutes before the start of the event, or your tickets will be given away. 
  • Some events do not allow children under the age of 5. Check with the arts organization to determine if the event is appropriate for your child.
  • If you cannot attend an event that you have reserved tickets for, it is important to call ahead to cancel. If you fail to pick up reserved tickets more than once, you will not be able to participate in ArtsAccess for the rest of the year.

2017-2018 ArtsAccess CardArtsAccess Eligibility

  • Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card holders
  • TennCare patients
  • Church Health patients
  • Military personnel and their immediate families
  • Seniors (ages 65 and older) on a fixed income
  • Individuals with disabilities

Where to Apply

  • ArtsMemphis: 575 S. Mendenhall, Memphis, TN 38117     901-578-2787
  • Brooks Museum: 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104      901-544-6246
  • Calvary Episcopal Church: 102 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103      901-312-5214
  • Carpenter Art Garden: 296 Carpenter St, Memphis, TN 38112      901-412-8654
  • Central Library: 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38111      901-415-2706
  • Cordova Library: 8457 Trinity Rd., Memphis, TN 38018      901-415-8253
  • Crenshaw Library: 531 Vance Ave., Memphis, TN 38126      901-415-2765
  • Frayser Library: 3712 Argonne St., Memphis, TN 38127      901-415-2768
  • Gaston Park Library: 1040 S. Third St., Memphis, TN 38106      901-415-2769
  • Literacy Mid-South: 66 Cooper St #400, Memphis, TN 38104      901-201-6157
  • North Branch Library: 1192 Vollintine Ave., Memphis, TN 38107      901-415-2775
  • Parkway Village Library: 4655 Knight Arnold Rd, Memphis, TN 38118    901-415-2776
  • Plough Towers: 6580 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38138      901 767 1910
  • Randolph Library: 3752 Given Ave., Memphis, TN 38122      901-415-2779
  • SRVS: 3971 Knight Arnold Rd, Memphis, TN 38118      901-289-4968
  • St. Peter Manor: 108 N Auburndale St, Memphis, TN 38104      901-259-9869
  • Stax Museum of American Soul Music: 926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38126      901-481-5111
  • Veterans Hospital: 1030 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN 38104      901-523-8990x5793
  • Whitehaven Branch Library: 4120 Mill Branch Rd., Memphis, TN 38116      901-681-8211

What is Your ArtsAccess Story?

Do you love your ArtsAccess Card?  We want to hear from you.  Write us a note to tell us how the ArtsAccess Card has helped you experience the arts by emailing [email protected].

If you are a current ArtsAccess cardholder, please take our 2018 feedback survey here, your opinion helps imrpove the program. Thank you. 


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