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 30 local arts groups, who provide free admission for those who face financial barriers.

2018-2019 ArtsAccess Program

The new brochures and cards for the 2018-2019 ArtsAccess Program are on their way! In the meantime, please download a pdf copy of the brochure to see a list of upcoming ArtsAccess events here.

The current 2017-2018 ArtsAccess cards will be valid through the month of September. As distribution locations become available, we will update the website.

Please Note: RiverArtsFest, October 27-28 2018, is participating in this year's ArtsAccess Program, but is not listed in the brochure. Reserve your ArtsAccess tickets for RiverArtsFest at 1500 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104. Up to four tickets available per cardholder.

Questions? Please contact ArtsMemphis at (901) 578-2787 or [email protected]


How to use your ArtsAccess Card

  • To reserve tickets, call the organization offering the event.
  • Claim your tickets using your ArtsAccess Card at least 20 minutes before the event.


  • You may reserve up to 4 tickets per family.
  • You need your card to reserve and pick up your tickets, cards are non-transferable.
  • Organizations may check your ID and ArtsAccess Card.
  • If you cannot attend an event, you must call the organization to cancel your reservation.
  • If you do not cancel your reserved tickets 48 hours prior to the event, the organization is not obligated to provide you tickets in the future.


  • Tickets for events are limited.
  • Only events listed in this brochure are eligible for ArtsAccess passes.
  • Each participating organization may determine their own restrictions for the ArtsAccess Program.
  • Some events do not allow children under the age of 5.

2017-2018 ArtsAccess Card

ArtsAccess 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

Locations will be updated when the 2018-2019 printed brochures and cards are distributed.


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 improve the program. Thank you. 


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