ArtsBuild has set up a fund to help sustain artists in Hamilton County during this difficult time.

ArtsBuild has established an Artist Emergency Fund to help self-employed artists of all arts disciplines in Hamilton County recover from lost income due to the cancellation of a specific scheduled gig or opportunity (such as a commission, performance, contract, etc.) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. Artists can request up to $500 to compensate for work that was scheduled and lost. At this time, the fund is not available to compensate for potential future gigs or loss of business.

  • Funding requests should be related to gigs that have been permanently cancelled since March 13, 2020, not just postponed.
  • Artists may apply for lost income due to any cancelled gigs, including weddings and private events, etc.
  • The fund is limited to artists residing in Hamilton County, TN.
  • At this time, artists are only able to apply one time. ArtsBuild will review all applications as able and will fulfill requests in the order they are received.

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