Thriving Arts & Culture
At the Hyde Family Foundation, we believe in the transformative power of arts and culture to create a better Memphis for all.
Our dedication to the arts and culture impact area reflects our deep-rooted commitment to nurturing a vibrant and diverse community that thrives on the artistic expression and creative spirit of its people.

At the Hyde Family Foundation, we don’t view arts and culture as mere “icing on the cake” of a community; instead, we recognize it as the essential glue that binds a city together. We understand that cities face chronic challenges, but we also know that what sets apart extraordinary cities are their thriving arts and culture scenes. It is these cities that attract people from all walks of life, drawing them in with the promise of vibrant experiences and creative inspiration.

Memphis, a city steeped in 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 resonate with its residents and captivate visitors alike. The Hyde Family Foundation is visionary in its unwavering support for the arts and culture of Memphis, recognizing the immense value it brings to our beloved city.

Arts and culture contribute to Memphis’ economic and social vitality, reflecting the soul of the city. They are not just a means of entertainment, but also powerful drivers of economic growth and prosperity. A thriving arts and culture scene attracts tourists, spurs job creation, and supports local businesses. Whether it’s 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.

Moreover, arts and culture reflect the soul of Memphis. They encapsulate the unique stories, traditions, and voices that make our city so special. From the sounds of blues and soul music that reverberate through its streets to the captivating displays of visual art that adorn its galleries, Memphis breathes life into its cultural heritage. It is through the arts that we connect with our roots, preserve our history, and celebrate our diverse identities.

By investing in organizations that champion the arts and culture of Memphis, such as the National Civil Rights Museum and the Brooks Museum of Art, the Hyde Family Foundation is actively contributing 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.

Arts and culture are catalysts for positive transformation. They encourage dialogue, bridge divides, and promote a sense of belonging and pride within our community. They transcend boundaries, inviting us to explore different perspectives and embrace diversity. Through our strategic grants, we aim to support initiatives that engage and empower individuals, providing them with opportunities to participate, learn, and create, thus nurturing a dynamic arts ecosystem that fuels the soul of Memphis.

Join us on this journey of enriching lives through arts and culture. Together, let’s ensure that Memphis continues to shine as a beacon of creativity, fostering an environment where imagination knows no bounds. The Hyde Family Foundation is dedicated to creating a better Memphis for all, and we believe that a city with a thriving arts and culture scene is a city that flourishes in every way.

Experience the transformative power of arts and culture. Explore the vibrant world of Memphis and join us in shaping a brighter future for our city. Together, we can make a difference.

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.