Support Us

Culture, Arts & Music thanks you for your consideration in supporting our organization and helping to bring extra culture, art and music to the Chicagoland area. Your support helps to provide facilities, instruments, music, equipment and so much more for CAM’s various and ever expanding endeavors. Culture, Arts & Music is recognized for exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contribution made to Culture, Arts & Music are tax deductible by the donor.

Your Support

The world is filled with interesting and amazing people. Here at Culture, Arts & Music, we are always searching for ways to bring these amazing people to you. Whether it’s bringing together steelbands from around the country, bringing up a school of kids from Trinidad, inviting in a Brasilian jazz trio from the east coast, or featuring amazing local artists, CAM is always looking for that next immersive learning experience to share world diversity.

None of this is possible without your support. Please consider helping us bring some amazing cultural experiences to our community by becoming a CAM Culturati.

  • Fortissimo: $10,000 +
    16 CAM passes
    Private offsite performance
    Commission a piece in your honor
  • Forte: $5,000 – $9,999
    8 CAM passes
    Note head
    Private performance at CAM
  • Mezzo Forte: $2,500 – $4,999
    4 CAM passes
    Opportunity to sponsor artist at Great Lakes Steelpan Festival
    Opportunity to sponsor mass band at Great Lakes Steelpan Festival
    VIP rehearsal access
    Director Dinner
  • Mezzo Piano: $750 – $2,499
    Priority seating at Great Lakes Steelpan Festival
    Sponsor community group concert
  • Piano: $250 – $749
    Priority seating at holiday concert
    Early ticket sales
  • Pianissimo: $50 – $249
    Online and select print recognition
    10% off at events
    10% off at The Steelpan Store

Featured Project

Our featured project right now is GLSF19. This is our seventh year for this annual event and we are really excited!

In August 2018, the steelpan world lost the father of the modern pan, Dr. Ellie Mannette. Ellie is not only the man responsible for most of the aspects of the steelpan as we know it today but he also directly impacted GLSF after being a guest at our inaugural event.

In addition to showing off the amazing talent of our students and visiting steelbands, we are honoring Dr. Mannette with some incredible guest artists from around the world. For GLSF19 our guests include:

  • Dave Longfellow – World-class educator and former student of Ellie Mannette
  • Sterling Betancourt – One of the original members of TASPO coming all the way from London to share his incredible story

All this excitement takes place at Creekside Middle School in Woodstock on April 13, at 7:00 PM.

Your support helps cover the costs of renting the space at Creekside Middle School, bringing artists out, housing artists, newly commissioned music, insurance, advertising, food for the guests, and more.

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