Tuesday Night Project still needs your support!

We aimed to raise $16,000 by July 31 and try we did. After a generous $4,000 grant from the LA API Giving Circle, we entered July with a $12,000 goal. Unfortunately, however, due to events on international, national, and community/personal scale, we lost two weeks as we pulled back our heavy ask messaging to allow ourselves bandwidth to focus on addressing these events.

We are so grateful that even with our reduced capacity, we ramped up and have received an incredible $7,638.92 as of July 31! Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

So we’re giving ourselves two extra weeks -- and we’re entering these two weeks with a plan.

How You Can Take Action:

Donate to Tuesday Night Project and have its impact multiplied:

We have just over $4,000 left to fundraise and we are entering it with three amazing match challenges. Through August 15th, two awesome anonymous donors will be matching donations up to $2,000!

Additionally, Daren Mooko, Pomona College Associate Dean of Students and longtime friend/ardent supporter of Tuesday Night Project, has issued a match for any donations made by members of the Claremont College family (students, staff, alumni, etc.) up to $500! Simply click “Add Special Instructions” when making your donation and write “Claremont Challenge” for it to count.

If you’ve already donated, thank you so much! You can still help by spreading the word far and wide.

Let’s raise $2,500 in the next two weeks. If we can fill these matches, we’ll be at our goal!

2016 marks the 18th year of Tuesday Night Project!  That means many things - we now celebrate this space and the community we've built over all these years with folks throughout the city, country and around the world.  We are also grateful for the lauds - named "Best Free Downtown Performance Series" by LA Weekly and "Los Angeles' Best Open Mic" by USA Today.  

This point in our 18th season also means it is time for our one fundraiser of the year - YES, it's our annual Keep TN Free campaign! This July, we're asking you to help support Tuesday Night Project in sustaining another whole year of art+community by reaching our goal of $12,000.


When you support Tuesday Night Project, you are joining a legacy of community members who have fought to create space for Asian American/Pacific Islander stories in Los Angeles.

Although Tuesday Night Project’s programs are free to the public and run by a devoted volunteer staff, your valuable contributions will go directly towards our hard operational costs, including (but not limited to):

  • necessary sound engineering at every show
  • crucial maintenance of our equipment and supplies
  • food to fuel our staff, artists, and volunteers at our shows and meetings
  • the expansion of archiving, digitizing, and making available (for free) 18 years of shows (that’s well over 450 hours of footage!)
  • the many other costs that it takes to fund our shows, our workshops, our planning meetings, and our touring programs!
  • the introduction of special, intimate programs to support our artists and community partnerships!


Every donation --from $5 to $500-- gets us closer to our goal of $12,000!

Donate online now:

Prefer to give in person? At our shows staff members will be equipped with Square, so that you can donate using your credit card at Tuesday Night Cafe!

Prefer to donate by check?

Checks be made out to LTSC/Tuesday Night Project and mailed to our fiscal receiver at:

Little Tokyo Service Center
231 E 3rd St., Suite G-106
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Have you already given? Looking for other ways to contribute?

Invite friends, family, and community members to also give, spread the word, and to join our July 5 and 19 TNC shows!

And please join and invite folks to the Keep TN Free event on Facebook!

Special Thanks

Thanks to the LA API Giving Circle, this year's campaign goal is only $12,000 because they are supporting us with $4000 in unrestricted funds, which will help the production for the TNC series and operations for TNP.  (Major shout outs to Ashley Yu and Alex Jung for penning the application and seeing it through!)

Thanks to CA Endowment, the staff along with our director, traci kato-kiriyama, are busy with countless conversations to build our ongoing "art+community Workshop Series" with community partners and the brand new, "TNTable: a dynamic conversation series."  

The art+community Workshop Series will bring collaboration between the TNP organization staff and long-time artists and community partners - we provide the facilitation through a weekly, 3-workshop series, and the community partner provides the participants and the space.  Past partners include API Equality-LA and seniors from the former Diskovery Center.

TNTable: a dynamic conversation series will take a slice of what we highlight at Tuesday Night Cafe, and build an entire conversation around it in an intimate space - to build relationships and avenues for further engagement.  This series will also include the production of a podcast for folks who can't make it to the live event.

Once again, from the Tuesday Night Project Family:

Thank you.