Open Grant Programs

Artistik Approach at Artspace Lofts
photo: Alyssa Kelley

Open Grant Programs


For Individual Artists

Artist Emergency Fund

ArtsMemphis, through the CARES Funding Act, in partnership with the City of Memphis, and the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, will provide another phase of Artist Emergency Funding. Relief funds of up to $1000 per individual are available to artists of all disciplines and employees laid off or furloughed by Memphis-based nonprofit arts and culture organizations. Click here to learn more about the Artist Emergency Fund.


For Organizations 


(funded by First Horizon Foundation)

Art lifts our spirits and expands our horizons. Because art plays a vital role in a healthy community, expressing the diversity within our common humanity, the First Horizon Foundation is a long-time supporter of the arts through ArtsFirst, a program to promote excellence and enrichment in the arts in Memphis. Leveraging the grant-making expertise of ArtsMemphis while ensuring a continued significant impact in the community. The grant panel is composed of First Horizon Foundation representatives, who make all funding decisions. Click here to learn more about ArtsFirst.


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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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