About Inspiration Performing Arts
Inspiration has been making an impact in the local arts scene for the past twelve years through programming, volunteerism, and unique opportunities.
Arts are an extremely important element to growth, development, essential skills, and culture. There are many people who do not have equal or available access to theater and arts opportunities for medical, financial, and geographical reasons. Inspiration Performing Arts company's mission is to provide performing arts opportunities to underserved members of the community. With a goal to make theatre more accessible, IPAC continues to develop new programs to honor our mission and serve those that need theater most.
IPAC first started out as "Inspiration Performing Troupe." It was founded by Executive Director, Emily Garven in 2009 when she was thirteen years old. Garven grew the troupe over the years and expanded the performing opportunities to venues such as Fenway Park, TD Garden, Orlando, Florida, and the Bahamas. Over one hundred children have performed with Inspiration Performing Troupe. Community service and giving back has always been a requirement of the troupe; frequently singing at funerals, fundraising events, and volunteering for other organizations. In 2018, Garven started "Inspiration Jr." a performance troupe program for younger children, and produced IPAC's first musical "Heathers." In 2019, Inspiration launched the "Sharing the Spotlight" program to give children with special needs and other disabilities the opportunity to perform. Since then, the organization has produced numerous musicals and special needs productions. The organization re-branded and became a non-profit in 2019 and celebrated its 10th Anniversary. IPAC has a dedicated mission to bring theater programs to underserved members of the community by continuing the Sharing the Spotlight program, partnering with organizations such as "Children's Wishes" to provide theater programs for children with medical illnesses, and expanding the programming to assist children from underprivileged families in their participation in the arts.
Inspiration Performing Arts Company has impacted the community through our outreach and service externally, and internally through the positive and enriching community that we have built for our performers, staff, and volunteers. We strive for everyone to walk away from an experience working with IPAC with new knowledge and skills, meaningful relationships. confidence, and memories they can look back on with joy. Our inclusive and encouraging environment creates a safe space for performers, teachers, and volunteers of all levels of experience, abilities, and backgrounds.
At IPAC, we create the next generation of talented performers in a safe, inclusive, and positive environment. We put an emphasis on underserved members of our community such as the special needs population. and underprivileged children; however we offer programs for everyone! Whether you are a beginner looking to gain some more confidence and skills or an experienced professional; IPAC has a place for you within our community that will both challenge and fulfill your needs.
Staff and Volunteers
IPAC has an incredible team from our multi-talented administrative and operations team, to our teaching artists and production staff members, to our highly involved and dedicated Board of Directors. Most importantly, to our selfless volunteers. We are grateful to have such wonderful people dedicated to our organization and look forward to continuing to develop new relationships with other members of our community looking to become a part of our team!