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Donation Form & Rhythm World Payment

Your gift to Chicago Human Rhythm Project can support:

  • The MAYFAIR ARTS CENTER: Our arts education center for the general public and a business/career development center for independent artists and small nonprofits.

  • PERFORMANCES: Exhilarating, heart pounding concerts World and Stomping Grounds,; our own ensemble, Stone Soup Rhythms; and, in international presentations featuring the world’s greatest percussive dance artists like Che Malambo, Sheketak, Tap Ole and TAO.


End of Year Support

Thank You for supporting Chicago Human Rhythm Project's mission to perform, educate and build community throughout Chicago throughout the year! Through December 31, your donation will be matched by Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner up to $25,000.

 Thank You!

Click Here To View Our Year End Appeal

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YOU Can Keep the Beat Alive
Support Disaster Relief, Operations, Performance, Education, and Community

Chicago Human Rhythm Project has continued to  adapt, innovate and reimagine the way we teach, perform, advocate and build community. 

We recently launched our new arts incubator - the Mayfair Arts Center or “MAC”.  Continuing the work of the American Rhythm Center, the MAC will serve more independent  artists, more small to medium-sized dance companies and more children, teens, adults and elders  - through classes, performances and business development services. Just as importantly, the MAC will also honor the 63+ year legacy of Tommy and Peggy Sutton and the Mayfair Academy - a true South Side institution.

Please help us RAISE THE ROOF and support us by making a  pledge or a gift today. 

We are very grateful for your past support and look forward to seeing you in 2022 at the MAC, at  our July 18 Jubalee! Gala honoring Paul Levy and Mia Park or at our 32nd Annual summer festival  RHYTHM WORLD, July 8 - 24! 

Some areas in which our volunteers help:

  • Artist Transportation (travel to/from hotel, airport, venue)

  • Front of House assistance (such as collecting surveys, assisting patrons)

  • Registration at workshops and festivals

  • Merchandise selling at all events

  • Taking photos at special events

  • Distributing flyers to promote special events

  • Administrative mailings (such as press releases, appeals, etc.)

  • Special projects as necessary

  • Serving on one of our committees (Fundraising, Marketing, Finance)

  • Administrative mailings (such as press releases, appeals, etc.)

  • ​CHRP is grateful to receive assistance from The Saints for our ushering needs. To learn more about The Saints, click here. 

We are currently recruiting volunteers for:

Volunteering awards include: Access to the performance after your duties are done, free classes at the MAC or a free T-shirt!

Mayfair Arts Center (Ongoing) 

-Work Study Program

Help Meet and Greet students as they sign in for classes and help clean the studios afterwards (4 hr shift)


STOMPING GROUNDS is a two-month, City-wide festival presented in distinct communities throughout Chicago showcasing many of the city’s most accomplished percussive dance companies. Throughout the festival, unique combinations of artists from multiple ensembles perform and teach in schools, community cultural centers.

Rhythm World

Rhythm World is Chicago’s annual festival of tap and percussive dance, celebrating its 32th year! Each summer, many of the world’s finest tap dance teachers and performers educate, entertain, and enlighten students and audiences from around the globe through classes, performances, and more.

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