UrbanArt Commission issues calls for artists, offers relief for artists in need

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By Cole Bradley, for High Ground News

UrbanArt Commission has been busy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

They’ve created a relief fund for artists, announced finalists for their major airport renovation work, and issued two new calls for Mid-South creatives for grant-funded public art projects.

Read more on what UAC’s been up to below and get links to applications.

For a list of other arts-related aid and work opportunities, visit UAC’s resource page here. For questions about any of UCI questions, call 901-578-2787 or email Tracy Lauritzen Wright at tlauritzenwright@artsmemphis.org or Colleen McCartney at cmccartney@artsmemphis.org.

UAC is a nonprofit organization that works to connect Memphians to connect and shape spaces through public art.


ArtsMemphis partnered with Music Export Memphis to create a fund for artist who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aid is available to self-employed artists of all disciplines–including writers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers–and contract artists and employees of nonprofit arts and culture organizations.

Requests must be related to gigs, contracts, or employment cancelled since March 1 due to COVID-19. Click here for info and application.

The fund is supported by The COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, Assisi Foundation, Crosstown Arts, Hyde Family Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and individual donors.

For more opportunities, keep reading>>

Feature Image: Brandon Marshall paints a temporary mural funded by UrbanArt Commission. (Averell Mondie)

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