To curate a definitive archive of African American performance art, to train the next generation of gifted performers, and to present the highest cultural expression of African American performance art. 

When you invest in the African American Museum of the Performing Arts (AAMPA) - you support the direct and often unheard voices of performing African American artists who will create a repository of our past and a pipeline for our future. This “living museum” was established in 2020 and is the first of its kind.


AAMPA will become the premier institution to preserve, rescue and curate programs that depict Black excellence to prevent the loss of this invaluable slice of American history from the vantage point of the artists. We are dedicated to creating a nurturing and inspiring environment for a new generation of performers committed to creating skilled art, forging arts alliances, incubating thought leadership, and fostering new art forms that define self-definition, social justice, healing and consciousness. AAMPA will be a global hub for artistic expression, based in Bronzeville—the center of the Black cultural renaissance on the South Side of Chicago.

The Board of Directors of AAMPA is pleased to present our inaugural AAMPA ICON SERIES event  featuring a conversation between the legendary Academy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress and director, Regina King and AAMPA founder actor Harry Lennix about her pioneering career in the performing arts. 
The Sponsorship Opportunities are designed to be inclusive and underwrite tickets for the next generation of African American students and performers.

AAMPA is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. 


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