Tri-Star Arts to award emergency artist grants

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 26, 2020 3:32 PM CT | Published: October 26, 2020 3:32 PM CT

Statewide visual arts organization Tri-Star Arts will distribute emergency grants to Tennessee artists.

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Its Current Art Fund will provide 60 $1,000 grants to Tennessee-based contemporary visual artists to help with financial burdens or hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Tri-Star Arts will select the artists via lottery. Applications are due Dec. 1. 

Artists will need to submit a website, curriculum vitae (CV), or proof of recent artistic activity, such as a link to a recent event they participated in. There is no application fee. 

The fund will award COVID-19 grants this year only; afterwards the grants will be project-based. 

Tri-Star Arts created the Current Art Fund as a partner in The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Re-granting Program.


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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

A native Memphian, Elle Perry has earned graduate degrees from the University of Memphis and Maryland Institute College of Art. She’s written for publications including the Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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