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Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC)

Celebrating the empowering art of Japanese Taiko Drumming through education & performances, to amplify imagination, uplift spirits, and build community for peace and joy in SE Michigan and beyond!

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Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) 五大湖太鼓センター is a nonprofit arts & culture collective in Southeast Michigan USA, celebrating the empowering art of Japanese Taiko Drumming through education and performances since 2009.

Taiko is rooted in Japanese music traditions and continues to grow today as a global cultural arts movement that amplifies imagination, uplifts spirits, and builds community.
Explore the World of Taiko with us!
VISIT our website at michigantaiko.netFOLLOW US on Facebook @greatlakestaiko

When you contribute to our GLTC Taiko Arts & Culture Collective, you help us develop programs that provide learning opportunities in our local communities, support performing artists in their practice and play, and create cultural connections in our experiences together – to share the Joy of Taiko! 

Our collective works and plays towards a solidarity economy for a just and thriving society, in partnership with our nonprofit fiscal host Open Collective Foundation and in organizational affiliation with the NEW Center and CultureSource. We accept tax-deductible gift donations and payments for the Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) Taiko Arts & Culture Collective with a transparent budget on this financial/legal/tech platform of Open Collective.
Let's Drum, Dance & Dream Together!!!
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Our team

Larry An

Admin
Share in the Joy of Taiko!

Ash Brown

Core Contributor
Drum on!

Eileen S. Ho

Admin
Let's Drum & Dream together!

Serena

Core Contributor
Life’s better with a batchi in your hand.

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News from Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC)

Updates on our activities and progress.

GLTC Winter Solstice 2023 Update

Last weekend our Great Lakes Taiko community came together in a year-end celebration to share the joy and gift of Taiko with family and friends at our annual GLTC Holiday Taiko Party. After each of our performing groups and classes shared s...
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Published on December 22, 2023 by Eileen S. Ho

GLTC on OCF: Let's Drum, Dance & Dream Together in a Solidarity Economy!

What if we create the conditions necessary to experience the Joy of Taiko Arts together? Today the Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) is working and playing towards a Solidarity Economy as an Arts & Culture organization hosted by...
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Published on July 7, 2023 by Eileen S. Ho

Applying to Open Collective Foundation!

Hello, the Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) is currently in the application process to be financially and legally hosted by the Open Collective Foundation (OCF). We feel that moving onto the O...
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Published on February 13, 2023 by Eileen S. Ho

Conversations

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Taiko Centering: Our Collective Budget

Published on September 20, 2023 by Eileen S. Ho

GLTC Members: Let's continue our conversations about GLTC activities and budget priorities! Please join us in future membership meetings (next: MON Oct. 2nd) and feel free to comment in this online Conversation thread (Repl...

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Financial Contributions

Custom contribution

Make a one-time or recurring donation to share the gift of Taiko! Thank you for supporting our performers, learning circles, and community projects. Read more

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$5 USD

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Membership

Join us for $50+ per month! and share in GLTC Membership Programs* Read more

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$50 USD / month

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Membership

LIMITED: 7 LEFT OUT OF 10

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Product
Taiko Merchandise Items

Please pay for purchases of items including bachi sticks, GLTC T-shirts, and any Taiko merchandise costs here.

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$10 USD

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One-time contribution

Please pay for Taiko Performance Fees and other GLTC Presentation invoice items here.* Thank you for sharing Taiko Arts in your community! Read more

Starts at
$250 USD

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Custom contribution
Taiko Share Equipment

We Taiko Share equipment (drums, cases, stands, etc.) to GLTC members & local community! Please pay for rental fees or program support here.

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$5 USD

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Projects

Support the following initiatives from Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC).

Project
A Michigan celebration of the Japanese Bon Festival with Taiko drumming and community connection ...

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Events

Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) is hosting the following events.

Past event
02:00 PM-03:30 PM UTC
Japanese Knife Sharpening WORKSHOP w/Eien Hunter-Ishikawa, GLTC guest artist

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Past event
07:00 PM-08:30 PM UTC
Learn the Bon Odori festival dances featured in our 8/13/2023 Japanese Bon Festival at Cranbrook!

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Past event
11:30 PM UTC
Learn the Bon Odori festival dances featured in our 8/13/2023 Japanese Bon Festival at Cranbrook!

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Past event
08:00 PM-09:00 PM UTC
Learn folk dances for songs featured at our #MIBON2022 Festival (the next week on SAT 9/24) at No...Read more

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Past event
10:30 PM UTC
Learn and drum with Japanese festival music from the Great Lakes Taiko Center.

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Past event
07:00 PM-08:30 PM UTC
Opportunity to learn from amazing guest Taiko artist Kenny Endo from the Taiko Center of the Paci...Read more

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Past event
04:30 PM-05:00 PM UTC
GLTC Taiko Collective performs as part of the 2022 Japan Culture Festival at the University of Mi...Read more

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Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) is all of us

Our contributors 58

Thank you for supporting Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC).

Larry An

Admin

$10,400 USD

Share in the Joy of Taiko!

Ash Brown

Core Contributor

$800 USD

Drum on!

Eileen S. Ho

Admin

$400 USD

Let's Drum & Dream together!

Serena

Core Contributor

$400 USD

Life’s better with a batchi in your hand.

Community Fou...

$10,000 USD

City of Holland

$2,600 USD

Purchasing De...

Taiko Share Equipment

$2,100 USD

Taiko Communi...

Taiko Performance Fee

$2,000 USD

Guest

Taiko Performance Fee

$1,600 USD

Aquinas College

$1,400 USD

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Larry An

$10,400 USD since Jan 2023

2
Purchasing Department

$2,100 USD since Apr 2023

3
Taiko Community Alliance

$2,000 USD since Nov 2023

4
Guest

$1,600 USD since Mar 2023

5
Guest

$1,350 USD since Aug 2023

6
Guest

$800 USD since May 2023

7
Ash Brown

$800 USD since Jul 2023

8
Lisa Bahm

$750 USD since Apr 2023

9
Maha

$750 USD since Aug 2023

10
Emily Miller

$600 USD since Jul 2023

Organizations

1
City of Holland

$2,600 USD since Oct 2023

2
Aquinas College

$1,400 USD since Apr 2023

3
Bay County Library System

$1,300 USD since Jul 2023

4
Arts Beats and Eats Inc

$800 USD since Oct 2023

5
Belle Isle Conservancy

$700 USD since Jun 2023

6
Orion Art Center

$625 USD since Sep 2023

7
Public Schools of the City of Ann Arbor

$596.74 USD since Aug 2023

8
Sakura Japanese Instrumental Group

$250 USD since Jan 2023

Today's Balance
$25,193.23
Estimated Annual Budget
$59,767

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

$25,193.23 USD

Total raised

$50,575.84 USD

Total disbursed

$25,382.61 USD

Estimated annual budget

$59,767.48 USD

Expenses

All time

Expenses paid

136

Amount disbursed

$24,083.66

Tags# of ExpensesAmount (USD)
rental space
12$7,966.67
online learning resource
20$6,212.34
guest artist
2$3,006.00
taiko equipment
3$1,430.73
online management software
21$892.17
performer expenses
6$867.31
Others Combined
72$3,708.44

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Contributions

All time

Contributions received

62

Amount collected

$31,619.00

Tiers# of ContributionsAmount (USD)
one-time
30$21,209.00
recurring
32$10,410.00

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