We appreciate your past and present support in celebrating artists and look forward to providing more opportunities to showcase Black Opera Singers, Musicians, and Youth talents, but now we seek your assistance.
We are in most difficult times. This campaign began with a plea for Black Musicians and artists who need your financial help due to the many concert, performance, recitals, and event cancelations as a result of COVID-19. Since then, it has become widely apparent, Black organizations, such as ours, as well as Black Musicians, Opera Singers, youth, and others are in dire need of your financial help.
Statistics show that Black organizations traditionally receive much less funding and support than their arts counterparts. The disparity in this industry has continued to hold organizations, such as CAAPA back in many ways.
In addition, many arts contracts hold fast to the Force Majeure clause (French for "superior force"), which is a contract provision that allows a party to suspend or terminate the performance of its obligations when certain circumstances beyond their control arise, making performance inadvisable, commercially impracticable, illegal, or impossible. This means artists may not get paid during the next few weeks or even months.
Your contribution will help level the playing ground for the both the health pandemic and for the racial pandemic.
Won't you please help?
Artists and musicians directly affected will be able to receive supplemental financial assistance from CAAPA. however, we cannot facilitate helping them, without YOU HELPING US!
As a concerned supporter of the Arts, please donate today and help spread the word!
Thank you very much.
NOTE: Our action to help the artists and musicians who are being affected by the multiple cancelations and postponements is a priority. We encourage you to consider donating toward the CAAPA Artist's Relief Fund.
Your contribution will offer you a 100% tax deduction and a way to show our artists and musicians we thank them for sharing their talents on our stages. Your donation will go directly to CAAPA artists and musicians to assist them during this challenging time. Thank you for your help and compassion.
Gifts to the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) benefit Black musicians, opera singers, youth and other in the performing arts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. CAAPA is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization (FEIN 26-0093440).