Grounded is an organization created by Memphis artists to harness the power of art to inspire healing

Our Story

We are artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and students empowering our community through collaborative expression.

Grounded is currently working in Memphis neighborhoods, within youth detention facilities, alongside schools. Our work builds teams of student and community collaborators to creatively address youth violence in Memphis.


Our Mission

To use creativity to heal our communities and cultivate the leader in all of us.

We are devoted to reducing violence and health risks for anyone affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Inspired by the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Thich Nhat Hanh, we create through mindfulness, peace, and creativity to heal communities and empower the next generation of leaders.