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WELCOME TO
BAMS FEST

We support Black imagination by amplifying and creating  opportunities for Boston’s Black and Brown Artists, Creatives and Culture Makers.

EVENTS

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WAYS TO GIVE

Your support allows BAMS Fest to continue providing programs and opportunities that empower Black artists through collaboration, connection, advocacy, and civic engagement to shape a different Boston for the arts. We can’t do what we do without YOU!
 

  • Make a One-Time Gift: Support our local artists in their creative work, personal growth, civic participation, and career development!

  • Become a Monthly Sustainer: Our Monthly Sustainers help provide the core support we need to run our year-round professional development and artist engagement programs.

  • Send Us a Check: Make your check payable to BAMS Fest, Inc. and mail to us at 1452 Dorchester Avenue, 4th Floor, Dorchester, MA 02122.

  • Become a Corporate Sponsor: Partner with us by sponsoring our annual multidisciplinary Festival or Artdacity series!

  • Double Your Impact: Ask your employer about their Matching Gifts Program.

BECOME A CORPORATE SPONSOR

Corporations and local businesses help make our work possible. Join us and be a part of a community that is making Boston a place for Black artists, cultural workers and creative entrepreneurs to thrive and succeed!

We hold one major fundraising event a year: Boston Art & Music Soul Festival in the summer. Make a difference by sponsoring this event!

Sponsorship packages and rates are available. Email us for information about this opportunity.

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OUR
IMPACT

We amplify and create opportunities for Black artists and creatives.

We exist to support a healthy Black arts ecosystem and creative economy in Greater Boston and beyond. Our work is multi-faceted; as both a presenter and supporter of artists and communities of color.

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HERSTORY

While an undergraduate at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management, Boston native, Catherine T. Morris experienced Philadelphia’s rich history, celebration, inclusion, and elevation of the entire arts and culture sector.

 

From attending major events like The Roots Picnic, the Philadelphia B-Boy BBQ, Real Men Cook, and the Blackstar Film Festival, to watching some of Philadelphia’s most notable artists in action such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Kevin Hart, and Jazmine Sullivan perform to sold out venues, Catherine was overjoyed to see herself reflected and celebrated on stages.

This led to her personal curiosity of seeking several internships and jobs with organizations such as The Rhythm and Blues Foundation, the Liacouras Center, and the Philadelphia Film Society, all of which exposed her to skills in event production, civic engagement, fundraising, crowd management, operations, and marketing. 

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