Our Mission

Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that breaks down racial and social barriers to arts, music, and culture across Greater Boston. We celebrate and support both artists and audiences, with an emphasis on Black and Brown voices, perspectives, and artistry.

BAMS Fest is a cultural movement led by Greater Boston Black and Brown artists, culture makers and creative entrepreneurs who are on the front lines of racial equity, spatial justice, and economic empowerment.

Our Vision

BAMS Fest envisions a vibrant and inclusive arts and culture sector for the city of Boston and beyond, which celebrates all artistic talents, challenges societal perceptions, and empowers and engages audiences. We recognize and elevate the depth of talent that exists in Boston’s arts ecosystem, encompassing all art forms and disciplines.

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    Our Impact   

$200,000

Net sales generated from our programs by minority and women-owned businesses.

$160k

This amount reflects how much we have paid to POC artists to perform, since 2015.

450+

POC artists have been hired, promoted and support through our organization.

30,000+

Community members have attended/viewed our events and programs over the last seven (7) years.

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Funders of our organization:

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Partners, Supporters & Sponsors of our programs:

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