A leading charity involved in Negroni Week, Inspire Artistic Minds (IAM) is a main non-profit selected by those participating in Negroni Week. Previously featured in Imbibe and Tasting Panel magazine, IAM was listed as one of the leading charities involved. Inspire Artistic Minds offers opportunity scholarships in the hospitality fields of taste, sight and sound, with a strong focus on the food and beverage industry. By focusing on the growth of the local economy, small businesses, and the passionate individuals involved, it’s no surprise that restaurants and bars around the country have chosen our charity to be their recipient, and we have accepted graciously.
IAM is creating programs for culinary, libation, and visual artists bridging gaps of mentorship and networking. We also offer scholarships for individuals looking to complete certification programs, attend seminars, classes, or other educational experiences. Funds raised help: bartenders education, culinary education for cooks, and even classes and museum visits for visual artists.
About Negroni Week — 7 days, 3 ingredients, 1 simple way to give back! Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and in an effort to raise money for charities around the world. From 2013 to 2016, Negroni Week grew from about 100 participating venues to 6,000 venues around the world, and to date, they have collectively raised nearly $900,000 for charitable causes.
This year, Negroni Week takes place from June 5-11, 2017, when bars and restaurants will be mixing classic Negronis and Negroni variations for a great cause. To participate, each bar signs up at negroniweek.com, chooses from our list of recommended charities, and makes an immediate donation to that charity. They can also return during and after Negroni Week to make additional donations to their chosen charity. After Negroni Week is complete, we tally up how much was raised collectively by all of our participating bars, restaurants and partners.
For list of all participating bars, or if you would like to join, visit www.negroniweek.com.