We’re Making Big Moves – Join Our Legacy Today!

Asian Improv aRts Midwest (AIRMW) builds a vital, self-empowered Asian American community in the Chicago area by maintaining traditional practices and incorporating them into modern compositions—keeping traditions alive while informing new works with an underlying artistic value. Come 2020, we are moving forth with our Capital Campaign to officially fund our move to our new dojo.

We at AIRMW must raise $120,000 in capital funds to engage a new space and facilitate the moving process. This funding will cover the following needs:

  •  Deposit on a new lease and dual rent throughout the move
  •  Custom build-out of our new space, including some construction and painting requirements
  •  Installation of special flooring for dance rehearsal and performance
  •  Secure storage for instruments, stands, and other valuable equipment
  •  A new communications infrastructure
  •  Moving expenses

We aim to achieve our fundraising goal in multiple phases. This fall, AIRMW will launch its Capital Campaign “DOJO PROJECT 2020” with Phase I, working to raise $45,000 from our Chicago community by January 31, 2020 (we will continue to look for donations until May 31, 2020). We recognize that this will be a monumental effort, and we need to marshal the support of our artistic community to set this ambitious campaign in motion. We need your help to reach the full breadth of our community members as we raise these necessary funds.

Together we can build a new home for Asian Improv aRts Midwest for decades to come!

AIRMW Donor Benefits

Any donor who gives $100+ will have the opportunity to have their name permanently listed on our Capital Campaign Donor Wall in AIRMW’s new space. Additionally, donors can take advantage of the following annual donor benefits:



Small chamber ensemble (shamisen or jazz) performance, at the location of your choice
—– Value of $850 —–



VIP backstage pass to Taiko Legacy for rehearsals, tickets and preferential seating at Taiko Legacy or Reduction, and an invitation to the after-party*
—– Value of $400 —–



Private taiko, Japanese dance or shamisen lesson for you and up to 6 of your friends at AIRMW’s dojo
—– Value of $200 —–



Metal plaque with the name of your choice on a taiko
—– priceless —–



Kimono Photoshoot:
A formal kimono fitting by our Grandmaster followed by a photoshoot
—– Value of $150—–



DOJO PROJECT 2020 tote bag and choice of:

  • t-shirt
  • CD
  • LP
—– Value of $20 —–



DOJO PROJECT 2020 tote bag
—– Value of $10 —–

*Donations of $5,000 made before December 1, 2019 will apply to Taiko Legacy or Reduction at the MCA, December 7 or 8, 2019. Donations after that date will apply to Taiko Legacy or Reduction in December of 2020.
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DOJO PROJECT 2020: Donation Form

$40,630 of $45,000 raised
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