MUSE is a project of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP), a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization (EIN: 20-4532991). All donations for MUSE are 100% tax deductible. Donors do not receive any goods or services in return for their contributions.
MUSE is committed to creating diversity within the music departments of the theatre industry by providing access, internships, mentorships, and support to historically marginalized people of color. We recognize the lack of opportunities particularly for black and brown artists looking to pursue careers in this field. Our mission is to cultivate more racial equity in high-level positions such as music direction, arranging, orchestrating, and various other jobs related to the success of theatrical productions. By developing pipelines and partnering with like-minded organizations, MUSE will challenge systemic acts of exclusion and support musicians as we transition to a more diverse and inclusive environment for all.
Donate funds via the form on this page to make a one-time or recurring donation to support MUSE (Musicians United for Social Equity). For those wishing to make a contribution via check, please make it payable to: Artists Striving to End Poverty, memo line: MUSE. Mailing address: ASTEP, 165 West 46th Street, Suite 1310, New York, NY 10036