Our Mission: Through arts education, Inspired Arts will promote confidence and encourage teens to strive to reach their potential in every area of their lives.
It is often said that good art changes lives. Inspired Arts is founded on the belief that this statement does not only apply to the audience of good art but to the artists themselves. Studies by Americans for the Arts informed this belief by documenting the overall trends that set students involved in the arts above their peers.
Originally, Inspired Arts took shape as the Girl Scout Gold Award project of creator Alexandra Bolton. Those around in the planning phases often still refer to it by it's project name, iART. In the summer of 2015, Alexandra partnered with Girls Inc. of Huntsville and The Dance Company Inc. A team of friends from the award-winning cast of The Standard Deviation came together to teach theatre classes and the owners and a teacher from The Dance Company offered dance lessons for 3 days in July. Members of the community donated lunches, snacks and other supplies, to allow the camp to be offered for free.
The project didn't end at the Gold Award and, as a result, has become the Inspired Arts of this website. Every summer camp will be held with the goal of encouraging and inspiring the participants to succeed in whatever pursuit they may choose. Instruction of the highest caliber will be offered free of charge, thanks to our amazing volunteers, in a variety of arts subjects with a focus on performing arts, ending with a showcase where participants can demonstrate what they have learned.
Bolton has expanded her view into a partnership with the 57 Miles program at The University of Alabama, through which she and Creative Director, Emeline Earman, direct a new theatre program at Francis Marion High School.
INSPIRED ARTS WOULD LIKE TO THANK:
Which Wich of Madison
The Asbury Thrift Store
Bob Jones Patriot Players
The Dance Company Inc.
Susan and Jimmie Taylor
GarageWear Screen Printing
Sandy and Roger Bolton