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A Community Culture Project by 100eats.com

Inspire Artistic Minds is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening the culture of the locale. We are encouraging the growth of local economy, strengthening small business, and build up the passionate individuals in varying creative industries.  Our goal is to utilize the talents of artists and funds raised to educate and inspire, through hands-on experience, a particular artistic community, bringing renewed passion to that industry.  There are passionate individuals overflowing with talent and potential and we are looking to inspire those who want to elevate it to the next level.

If you fall into the following categories, you are eligible to receive up to $1,000 in funds, to engage in an educational experience.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently or previously employed or a business owner in the visual arts or the food and beverage industry. (i.e. restaurant, bar, coffee shop, bakery, distributor, sales rep, food promoter, etc.).
  • At least one year of experience in current position, either through training or schooling.
  • Exhibits Integrity, Ambition, Discipline, Leadership, and Passion.

We are able to cover travel expenses, accommodations, entrance fees, ticket purchases, sight fees, transportation expenses, and other miscellaneous fees associated with your experience.  We do not cover tuition or school loan expenses, but can pay for a credit/no credit class at the college level.  Educational experiences, can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Certification programs (BarSmart, Court of Master Sommelier Testing, Certified Spirit Specialist, etc.)
  • Seminars (Food Institute Seminars, TedX Conferences, etc.)
  • Events (Tales of the Cocktail, Portland Cocktail Week, Manhattan Cocktail Classic, Annual International Great Beer Expo, etc.)
  • Mentor-ship Opportunities: We can help coordinate mentor-ship opportunities with some of the best restaurants, bars, breweries, and wineries in the country.
  • Sight visits: Travel to the farms where your produce is harvested, your oysters are hand picked or where your beans are grown and discover what kind of passion it takes to get your product to you. (breweries, distilleries, farms, vineyards, etc.)

Have a dream? Apply now.

If you are an organization or event looking for sponsorship, and your event is congruent with the mission of the organization, we would love to partner on some capacity.  We have funds available to cover the costs of seminars, speakers, demonstrations, panels, etc.  We are looking for strategic partner that have the same goals as we do.  Please contact Bobby Navarro at bobby@inspireartisticminds.org with any questions.

Check back frequently, as we will be having multiple large-scale fundraisers throughout the year for this cause.  Thank you so much for your time and participation!


Keep Moving Forward,

Bobby Navarro, President

Melissa Carter, Board Member

Johanna Felix, Board Member

Mandi Siwek, Board Member

Sylvia Navarro, Board Advisor