The Memphis Cultural Coalition was founded in 2016 to serve as a round table for arts and cultural organizations, working to build a more equitable and inclusive sector. The murder of George Floyd serves as a catalyst and reminder that working toward a just and inclusive community is paramount to our individual missions. We stand in solidarity with our community against injustice, racism and oppression; and for justice, peace and equity. We commit to these principles because we know there is much work to be done; we stand with communities of color and our fellow arts and cultural organizations. We know that arts and cultural institutions can help bridge divides, develop understanding, and find hope.
The Memphis Cultural Coalition is comprised of the following arts and cultural organizations: AngelStreet, ArtsMemphis, Ballet Memphis, Ballet On Wheels School & Dance Company, Beale Street Caravan, Blues City Cultural Center, Carpenter Art Garden, Cazateatro, Cloud9, Creative Aging Memphis, Crosstown Arts, Crosstown Concourse, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, GPAC, Historic Clayborn Temple, Iris Orchestra, Levitt Shell, Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis College of Art, Memphis Rock-n-Soul Museum, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Wind Symphony, Metal Museum, Music Export Memphis, National Civil Rights Museum, New Ballet Ensemble & School, Opera Memphis, Orpheum Theatre Group, Our Own Voice Theatre Troupe, Playhouse On The Square & The Circuit Playhouse, Quark Theatre, Soulsville Foundation, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, The Blues Foundation, Theatre Memphis, Theatreworks, College of Communications and Fine Arts at the University of Memphis, UrbanArt Commission, Voices of the South.