One of the difficult parts of being a New Yorker is watching beloved neighborhood institutions close down or move away because of the demands of new leases. One of NoMad’s great cultural spots, The Jazz Gallery, which is a foundation of the neighborhood’s fame as a Jazz center, is under such a threat, but there is still time for the NoMad community to help!
As part of its new lease, The Jazz Gallery is required to update the venue’s soundproofing, which will cost the community gem tens of thousands of dollars. Luckily, the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation has stepped in to offer a grant of $25,000, if The Jazz Gallery can first raise $30,000 on its own. The deadline for this fundraising effort, March 8th, is closing in fast!
What can you do? The Jazz Gallery has set up a campaign page at IndieGoGo where you can easily make a contribution. As of the posting of this article, the Jazz Gallery already has secured over $20,000 but there are no guarantees that the goal amount will be reached in the next three weeks — there is a long way to go. Remember that any level of contribution helps.
For over 22 years, The Jazz Gallery has gained international recognition and has worked hard to fulfill its mission of providing an audience and creative space for young, developing artists. The Jazz Gallery also actively commissions work from young composers and takes pride in the fact that multiple past grant recipients went on to receive MacArthur Foundation “genius” grants and Grammy Awards.
If you need any further incentive to donate, the IndieGoGo campaign is featuring a number of fantastic rewards depending upon the size of your gift. You can receive anything from a tote bag, to a personal thank you video from a famous jazz musician, to a private concert.
Let’s show that NoMad cares about its cultural organizations enough to offer support in times of need. Check back at ExperienceNoMad.com for updates on the campaign.