Who We Are

Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and “inspire” children, teens, and young adults in the performing arts via both scholastic and non-scholastic activities. Situated in Hyde Park, Boston at 41-49 Fairmount Avenue, inside of the historic “Riverside Theatre Building” IAM has evolved from a neighborhood youth performing drum and bugle corps, the Boston Crusaders – founded in 1940 – to a larger nonprofit which serves Boston youth initiatives, supports over 20,000 students annually via scholastic music festivals throughout New England, creates performance opportunities for local artists, and operates an elite national touring performing ensemble.