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NESBA and Inspire Announce Administrative Partnership

Effective immediately, the New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) and Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) have entered into a partnership where IAM will serve as the exclusive Administrative Partner of NESBA.  In this partnership, NESBA will tap IAM’s administrative resources to improve user experience for participating ensembles and build long term sustainability. IAM will work…
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Vote for IAM in the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards

We are proud to announce that Inspire Arts & Music is a regional finalist for the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards Grant! After being nominated by our local franchise in Copley Square, we have entered the final round where voting is open to the public! The more votes we earn, the larger the grant we receive!…
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IAM Receives Supplemental Economic Recovery Grant

Inspire Arts & Music is proud to be recipients of the Mass Cultural Council Supplemental Economic Recovery Grant! This grant, which is federally allocated by National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the federal American Recovery Plan (ARPA), was designed to support the cultural sector in Massachusetts as it recovers from the devastating impact of the COVID-19…
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BAC and IAM Percussion Partners with Pearl/Adams

As momentum builds for our 2022 season, the Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Pearl Drums and Adams Percussion. In this long-term relationship, the Boston Crusaders percussion sections will perform exclusively on Pearl/Adams instruments. The 2022 Boston Crusaders instrumentation will feature Pearl Championship Maple Series…
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Reopen Creative Boston Grant Awarded to IAM

Inspire Arts & Music is proud to announce that we are a recipient of the 2022 Reopen Creative Boston grant! This year, 192 local arts and cultural organizations received a total of $3.42 million to assist with general operating support and COVID-19 relief through the Boston Cultural Council/Reopen Creative Boston grants. Each year, the City…
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Save The Date, Concert in the Park is on June 21st!

Save the date, Concert in the Park is coming to Post Office Square on Tuesday, June 21st! Join us for a celebration of the arts in the heart of Boston featuring our best youth performing groups! Concert in the Park is the debut spring concert event benefiting the youth programs of Boston's Inspire Arts &…
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2021 Concert in the Park Date Announced!

Save the date, Concert in the Park 2021 is back! Join us on Friday, July 30th at 2:30 pm for an afternoon of music and celebration with some of Boston's best performing arts ensembles! After going virtual for 2020, the 8th annual Concert in the Park will be held at Norman B. Leventhal Park in…
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IAM Awarded Community Preservation Act Grant

Inspire Arts & Music, Inc. (IAM) is proud to announce that it will be the recipient of a 2021 City of Boston Community Preservation Act (CPA) grant of $150,000 for the refurbishment of the Riverside Theater Building. The Riverside Theater Building is a historically significant building located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. The…
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Fantastic Festivals becomes a division of Inspire Arts & Music

Effective December 22, 2020 the Fantastic Festivals company, founded in 2007 by Gary Partridge, became a division of Inspire Arts & Music. Gary Partridge will continue on into the future with Inspire Arts & Music as the Director of Fantastic Festivals. Over 14 years, Fantastic Festivals has grown in size hosting over 225 groups and…
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Chris Holland Named DCI Board Chair

The Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music are pleased to announce that our very own Chris Holland was recently named the Drum Corps International Board Chair! During the DCI Annual Meeting held virtually this past January, Executive Director and COO Chris Holland was elected to a three year term as Chair of the Drum…
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