Artist Relief Fund Announcement

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HCP Artist Relief Fund
When we started off the new year, we had no idea we would be facing this COVID-19 pandemic, which has changed our world forever. Last season we had embarked upon our most ambitious season to date only to have the coronavirus upend our plans. Now we have no choice but to reimagine and reinvent ourselves, and we hope you will continue to take this journey with us. As our country grapples with the reckoning of anti-Black racism, we want to note that our mission has always been to provide opportunities for Black and Brown classically trained musicians who are so underrepresented in the classical music arena. Since our inception, we chose to be multi-ethnic to project the world we want to build together, with people of all backgrounds joined in unity through our love of music.

We also want to support the musicians on our roster who have helped us to become who we are today. Many of them did not get any of the various relief funds offered during the spring. Although our budget is modest, the board and staff of The Harlem Chamber Players decided it is important that we share our resources with some of the musicians who are facing hardships, which is why we are establishing an Artist Relief Fund.

We hope that if you are able, you will consider contributing to The Harlem Chamber Players and the HCP Artist Relief Fund. No gift is too small. The Harlem Chamber Players, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please feel free to email us or call 212-866-1492 if you have any questions at all. You may donate online or mail a check to "The Harlem Chamber Players, Inc." at:
191 Claremont Avenue #25
New York, NY 10027

For those musicians who have performed with us, please note that because of our limited budget, we are only able to offer this grant to those who have performed with us (or were slated to perform with us) at least 3 times in the past two years, 2018-19 and 2019-20.

November 22, 2020 UPDATE
Thanks to all of you who so generously contributed to our Artist Relief Fund, we were able to give out 21 small grants totaling $21,000.

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The Harlem Chamber Players is an ethnically diverse collective of professional musicians dedicated to bringing high-caliber, affordable and accessible live classical music to people in the Harlem community and beyond. In addition, The Harlem Chamber Players seek to build an audience for classical music in general through community and educational outreach, as well as through collaborations with Harlem's other arts organizations, schools and cultural institutions. The Harlem Chamber Players not only bring live chamber music to underserved neighborhoods in the Harlem community, but also create opportunities for classically trained minority musicians.


The Harlem Chamber Players last 2020-21 Season is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; in part by a grant from Columbia Community Service; in part by West Harlem Development Corporation via the Tides Foundation; in part by a grant from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; in part with funding from the Turrell Fund; in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC; in part by the Manhattan Community Award Program via Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer; in part by a grant from the New York Community Trust/Charles E. Culpeper Fund; in part by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; in part by a grant from J.P. Morgan Securities Charitable Giving Fund; in part by a grant from The M&T Charitable Foundation; in part by a grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation; in part by a grant from the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund; in part by a grant from the Castellano Family Foundation; in part by a grant from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation; in part from a grant from the Richenthal Foundation; and through the generous donations of our supporters and donors. Thanks also to our partners—the Harlem Cultural Collaborative, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Goddard Riverside Community Center, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Harlem School of the Arts, Harlem One Stop, Broadway Presbyterian Church, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Manhattanville, Columbia University, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, Harlem Arts Alliance, Harlem Stage, Composers Now, Talea Ensemble, Harlem Opera Theater, Harry T. Burleigh Society, Opera Noire, Three on 3 Music, Opera Ebony, Chorale Le Chateau, the Newark School of the Arts, Arts High School in Newark,, and the Institute of Music for Children in Elizabeth, NJ.






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