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.

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 since 2015   

$250,000

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

$200k+

This amount reflects how much we have paid to cultural workers and BIPOC artists to perform.

500+

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

50,000+

Community members have attended/viewed our events and programs.

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Funders of our organization:

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Partners, Supporters & Sponsors of our programs:

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