Thriving Arts & Culture
We believe in the transformative power of arts and culture to create a better Memphis for all.

Our investment in arts and culture initiatives reflects our deep-rooted commitment to nurturing a vibrant and diverse community that thrives on authentic, artistic expression and the creative spirit of its people. We see arts and culture as more than just the “icing on the cake” of a community; they are the essential glue that binds a city together.

Memphis, a city with a rich history and cultural heritage, stands as a testament to the enduring power of arts and culture. It pulsates with creativity, serving as a canvas for artists, musicians, performers, and storytellers to weave a tapestry of narratives that resonates with residents and captivates visitors alike. We are steadfast in our support of the arts and culture of Memphis, recognizing the immense value they bring to our city.

Arts and culture greatly contribute to Memphis’ economic and social vitality. A thriving arts and culture scene sustains working artists and creatives, attracts tourists, spurs job creation, and supports local businesses. Whether through live performances, festivals, or art exhibitions, arts and culture draw visitors from far and wide, generating revenue and creating a ripple effect that benefits the entire community.

By investing in organizations that champion the arts and culture of Memphis, such as the National Civil Rights Museum, Hattiloo Theatre, the Brooks Museum of Art, and many others, the Hyde Family Foundation actively contributes to the city’s economic growth, social vitality, and cultural identity. These institutions serve as beacons of artistic excellence, nurturing emerging talents, showcasing renowned artists, and providing educational opportunities for all.

For more information about our Thriving Arts & Culture impact area, contact Rachel Knox.

Grantee Spotlights
Brooks Museum of Art
The Brooks Museum of Art is one of the largest Museums in the South and the only fine art Museum in our region. Its new home located on the bluff of the Mississippi River will be transformational for the renaissance of downtown and the cultural anchor to $5B in development.
collage dance
To inspire the growth of ballet. Thanks to the supporters and friends of Collage Dance, we have been instrumental in dramatically changing the landscape of dance in the American South.