The Taiko Community Alliance Fundraising Directory

Even when we are apart, taiko unites us. List your campaign with us, or support campaigns through donations.

There is no art without artists.​
In this current climate especially, we recognize the hardships faced by artists in our community. TCA's Fundraising Directory welcomes submissions from groups and individuals alike whose campaigns further our mission to empower the people and advance the art of taiko, be it a specific project or a personal appeal for sustaining support. Campaign listings may include but are not limited to those hosted on sites such as GoFundMe, Patreon, Venmo, etc.

Support a Campaign:

TCA Emergency Relief Fund

The Taiko Community Alliance has released $20,000 in funding to provide short-term support through modest grants to taiko professionals within the United States. Funding through these grants will prioritize those who rely on taiko for a significant percentage of their household income. Please consider donating to TCA, as your contribution can help us sustain and expand our efforts to support the taiko community as the need for emergency relief persists.

Big Drums, Big Dreams – How You Can Help

This is an ongoing campaign.

HERbeat, the documentary film, hopes to bring the historic HERbeat concert to as many viewers as possible. Following the dream from the beginning, it will go behind the scenes to capture an epic gathering of some of the world’s best taiko players (Tiffany Tamaribuchi, Chieko Kojima, Kaoly Asano, to name a few). Sharing their untold stories from a unique female perspective, HERbeat will be an inspiration for all taiko lovers.

Principal photography is complete, and we need additional funds to complete the edit and post production phases. With your help, we hope to premiere the film in the spring of 2021.

Kodo Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble (Japan)

This is an ongoing campaign.

In this unprecedented time, wide-scale concert and event cancellations have meant Kodo now needs help like never before. Our unwavering desire to continue our activities is based on the belief that the world needs taiko. With your help, we will continue our concert tours, workshops, school and interactive performances, social contribution initiatives, creative works, member training, and more. Donations of any size will be gratefully received to support the entire Kodo Group during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Ways you can support Kodo are listed here. We appreciate your generosity and encouragement. We’re cheering you on, too!

Project Ikigai

This is an ongoing campaign.

Project Ikigai: A Virtual Concert is a project that developed as a result of the mass cancellations. Originally, Project Ikigai (ManMan Mui and Amy Naylor) had an intimate show planned at Asano Taiko US with Mujō Creative and Shoji Kameda. Instead, it became a large online collaboration featuring 45 artists from 10 countries and made available globally. These artists came together to play songs arranged by us through video sharing. Music as a form of connection is what Project Ikigai is all about. This is now, we believe, especially important during this time and so we strive to find new ways to develop community and connect.

Tiffany Tamaribuchi

This is an ongoing campaign.

Like most professional taiko artists, my margins are razor thin. I usually make just enough to meet basic expenses. There are months I don’t, but it’s good, important work. I know I make a difference in people’s lives and in the world, so I stay committed despite the challenges.

This challenge is unprecedented and for some possibly insurmountable. In March, over a span of 48 hours, all the work we had booked through at least September was cancelled indefinitely. If you have the means to do it, please make that sustaining, critical difference for the artists you know and love. I'm grateful to TCA for including my campaign on their site. You can help me directly via my PayPal link here.