We believe in the healing power of music
The mission of Inspirit is to bring the joy and healing power of live music and the performing arts to those isolated members of our community who are living in a restricted environment.
JUST THE FACTS!
♪ Founded in 2000, based on similar organizations: Bread and Roses (San Francisco), Heart and Soul (Utah), Musicians on Call (New York City)
♪ Since inception, Inspirit has held 1,149 performances, reaching an audience of over 36,301 at 90 different locations in Palm Beach County!
♪ 133 performances reaching 4,290 audience members for Fiscal Year ’12 -â€˜13 supported by annual budget of $50,000 and three part-time staff positions
♪ 2008 & 2009 Muse Award Nominee from the Palm Beach County Cultural Council for its outstanding achievement in improving the quality of life in Palm Beach County.
♪ Founder/Executive Director, Virginia Meredith received an award by the Governor’s Council for Community Health Partnership in 2006 for her “commitment and vision in bringing solace to those isolated from society through performing arts”
♪ Received Challenge America Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts for the following years: 2005, 2011, 2013.
Please watch this touching video produced by Inspirit performer, Nicole Yarling, during our workshops at the Palm Beach Juvenile Detention Center. The song was written and performed by one of the residents at NEA funded program at the center.