The Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign in an effort to finalize the construction of the Harlem-based Hip-Hop Museum.
The Harlem Satellite Hip Hop Museum features 100 artifacts, memorabilia, exhibits and timeline displays of the five elements of hip-hop and culture, while a Youth Media Education Academy teaches 50 youth a year in areas like visualization, digital print, scripting, storyboarding, pre-production, sound, light, special editions and on-camera production, among other things.
Via an Indiegogo campaign, non-profit Hip Hop Hall of Fame has set a goal of $1 million to fund the project. So far, a member of the community has offered a $500,000 Matching Challenge Fund Grant.
Once they reach their goal, the funds will be used to finalize the site lease, facility design, construction, equipment, staffing, and two years of operations for the Hip-Hop Museum and the Youth Media Program and TV Studios.
“This is a great opportunity for the fans and community of Hip-Hop around the World to participate in finally opening up a Hip-Hop Museum in New York City,” said Hip-Hop Fall of Fame Chairman, JT Thompson. “We can’t wait for everyone to experience the awesome museum + youth media academy, which is scheduled to open in spring of 2015.”
Supports can also become VIP members of the HHHOF by making a $35 donation directly to the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame + Museum on its website.