Who are we?
Inspiration Fine Arts is a nonprofit organization with the goal to reach all parts of the community and provide an arts education to anybody interested. We strive to reach students, as students, who are under-represented in the arts world due to class affordability, availability or lack of exposure to the arts in schools. We emphasize the importance of youth empowerment in the arts and want to spread the influence of the arts world.
How we started.
Inspiration Fine Arts started as a charitable dance camp, for underprivileged kids in the Houston area. Our founders noticed how expensive dance classes were and how many people were not able to afford these classes, due to the financial strains they put on families. After two years of a successful camp, our founders decided to expand our one week, charitable camp, into a year round, nonprofit organization where anyone has access to our classes whether it's in person, or online.
IFA has been able to bring dance and fine arts to over 120 students in the Houston area and strives to expand to reach more!
Our Goals and What We're Doing to Reach Them.
Our main goal is to provide arts education to students that can not afford it or do not have available resources. Since 2017, we have been hosting a free dance camp that provides top-tier dance education, food, and transportation if needed. Due to COVID-19, we have been providing online classes that include all arts from June to August. In addition to that, we have partnered with local organizations like St. Lukes Gesthemane Church to provide after-school dance classes.
At IFA, we emphasized the importance of cultural awareness and knowledge. We have taken the initiative to teach students dances from many different cultures at our dance camp and every Friday release videos teaching about new traditional dances. Some have included, Bollywood dance, Chinese Traditional Dance, a Latin Dance class including Bachata, African Dance, K-Pop dance and much more. We work towards creating a diverse community that all of our students can feel comfortable in.
The largest part of IFA is the social well-being of the community. IFA partners with Women Inspiring Social Harmony. WISH is an organization that advocates for women's rights through summer programs and mentorships for underprivileged middle school girls. In addition, 15% of proceeds from donations and class videos go to a different charity every three months. You can find the charity information on our social media channels. In addition, IFA is working towards creating a community that supports other communities.