Thursday, November 3, 2011

Palm Beach County Florida Music Non-profit Receives $10,000 Award

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Inspirit receives $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts Award 
When Ginny Meredith founded Inspirit in 2000, it was her dream to take live entertainment directly to those who do not have the option of getting out to see it.  Thanks to Ginny's passion,  Palm Beach County residents in veterans hospitals, cancer clinics, shelters, rehab centers, pediatric units, alzheimer care, and nursing homes have all been uplifted by the power of music.  
The NEA has recognized Inspirits mission, and has awarded Inspirit in 2005 and 2011 with a $10,000 Challenge America Fast Track Grant.  This particular grant offers support to small organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to under served populations.  Inspirit was one of only ten organizations in the whole state of Florida to receive this type of NEA grant!  
Inspirit is committed in providing the children at the Palm Beach Regional Juvenile Detention Center with four performances/programs per year. Each program offers the children an opportunity to express themselves through songs, short stories, words, poems, and movies. Program instructor is Nicole Yarling from the School of Music at Florida Memorial University along with singers and songwriters, Aaron Payne,  Tyler Jordan, and Matthew Payne.  Regardless of age, background, race, etc.., everyone wants (needs) to feel that what they say will be heard. Inspirit believes in giving people a voice. Thank you to the NEA, Inspirit now has the opportunity to offer these profound programs to benefit these children.  
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1 comment :

  1. Thanks Charlie! Our website is Over the years we have provided more than 900 small, intimate performances to more than 30,000 people. Spreading the healing power and joy of music through our very talented musicians is something we are grateful to be able to do. Ginny Meredith