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Our bold and ambitious mission: engaging more artists of color on stages and growing the diversity of our audiences. And letting the magic of Early Music and the power of live performance do the rest. 


Read our full mission and vision statement and the personal story of co-curator Joe Chappel


Conversations: monthly conversations with the co-curators

Read the latest from Michele Kennedy here.


Get to Know our Artists in These Intro Videos


Open Gates Project Statement of Solidarity with the AAPI Community


Upcoming Events: OGP Inaugural Concerts

  • Live Concert – The Divine Feminine: Centering Women of Color in Early Music
    Launch Date TBD, as per COVID-19 Guidelines
    Full details

WHO WE ARE: Co-Curators, Joe Damon Chappel & Michele Kennedy

Joe Chappel headshotJOE DAMON CHAPPEL

Michele Kennedy headshotMICHELE KENNEDY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Open Gates Project is made possible with a generous grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation; funding from The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Open Gates Project is a project of Gotham Early Music Scene, and works towards engaging more artists of color on stages and growing the diversity of our audiences.